Falcons fans may have back-to-back offseasons where they say goodbye to star receivers. Last spring, in Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith’s first offseason in charge, Atlanta shipped off one of the greatest players in franchise history in Julio Jones. Now, things are trending towards the same conclusion with Calvin Ridley.
According to Jordan Schultz, multiple teams have expressed interest in Ridley, including the Patriots and Browns. It is safe to say the market will be robust for Ridley if the Falcons do choose to trade him.
Multiple teams have expressed interest in #Falcons WR Calvin Ridley, inc the #Patriots and #Browns, according to league sources.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 7, 2022
There has been no word from either the Falcons or Ridley’s camp on what the plan is for the former All-Pro. Whatever the future holds, the Falcons could really use the draft capital in a potential Ridley trade to bolster the roster, given the bevy of holes littered across the roster. Ridley may need a fresh start, and Atlanta may be better served with future draft assets. Obviously, the Falcons would be better off with Ridley in 2021, but are they really prepared to offer him the lucrative contract extension his agent will want after the 2022 season? I doubt that.
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