The Atlanta Falcons have become increasingly linked to Lamar Jackson in recent weeks.
As Jackson continues to be locked in a stalemate with the Baltimore Ravens over his future with the organization, a number of favorites have quietly emerged in the event of a trade.
Atlanta is currently viewed as the second likeliest option for Jackson’s services, after the New York Jets.
This week further fuel was added to the fire when a series of photos and videos seemingly showcasing Jackson’s Falcons jersey in the NFL shop emerged online.
— Carlton (@CrispyCarlton) February 24, 2023
Not sure what this means, but I was able to screenshot it before it was pulled from the nfl shop site👀 pic.twitter.com/3Jdtvk4Bhn
— The Book of Boba Brett (@Snywalker) February 24, 2023
Now, to be fair, it is unclear whether someone doctored or photoshopped these images in some capacity. But either way, the interest the Falcons have in Jackson is very real.
“Keep an eye on the Falcons for Lamar Jackson if his contract talks with the Ravens go south,” a recent report noted.
“Atlanta checks almost every box,” NFL insider Matt Verderame wrote. “The Falcons are one of the few NFL teams that need to bring in stars to fill their building.”
When Jackson reportedly revealed his list of three teams that he would leave the Ravens for, Atlanta was conspicuously missing. But times have changed.
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 25, 2023
Jackson is more desperate for a fresh start now, and the Falcons learned the hard way this year that they definitely need a veteran star to compete. Even in a division as horrible as the NFC South was this past season.
Will Jackson and the Falcons ultimately find their way to each other at some point in this NFL offseason?
Time will tell.