Falcons GM says the team will be doing their homework on quarterbacks available
The Atlanta Falcons pick fourth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, and I would not be shocked if they drafted a quarterback. Terry Fontenot the Falcons new general manager made it very clear when joining the Huddle & Flow podcast with NFL Network’s Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche, he is looking at quarterbacks.
Fontenot did not get into specifics as to where he would look to add a quarterback, but he did in fact say he would be looking to add to the quarterback room.
“Whether we’re talking about free agency or whether we’re talking about the draft, we are going to add to every position,” Fontenot said. “We’ll build strength. We’re not afraid to build strength. We’re going to add to every position. It’s about adding. We want a culture of competition, and (coach) Arthur Smith has said it: We want to bring in smart, tough, highly competitive football players that are going to fit this culture. And we’re going to do that at every position, whether it’s QB or whether it’s WR.
“You look at (former Packers GM) Ron Wolf. You always bring in quarterbacks. You need to bring in quarterbacks, whether it’s in the draft, whether it’s in free agency, or signing guys off the street. It’s so important, bring in quarterbacks a lot, build strengths. (Former Ravens GM) Ozzie Newsome, bring in the best players available. These are men that have had all that success, and it’s about having the right 53, but we have to add competition at every position. So we’re not going to be afraid to add to strengths. But both (Ryan and Julio Jones) are really good and I’m excited to be here with those players.”
I have a funny feeling that Justin Fields could be sitting there at four when they draft and I would not be shocked if the Falcons take the former Georgia product.
The Falcons would have a hard time moving Matt Ryan this year with his contract but they would be crazy not to add a talent like Fields if he is sitting there.