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As of this moment, there are less than 24 hours for teams to use the franchise tag, and just over a week until free agency begins.
Many teams have gone into overdrive, working tirelessly to close deals with their current players ahead of these two deadlines.
Recently, the Atlanta Falcons signed Lorenzo Carter to a two-year contract, per Ian Rapoport.
#Falcons free agent pass-rusher Lorenzo Carter is headed back into the building today in Atlanta, set to sign a two-year deal, sources say. Off the free agent board, Atlanta keeps one of their productive young players.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2023
Carter will be 27 years old to begin the 2023 season and was an impactful player during his first season with the Falcons in 2022.
Last year, he amassed 58 total tackles, four sacks, and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
This was a career-high for Carter in tackles and will look to improve yet again in 2022.
By securing him to a two-year deal, the Falcons answer one of the many questions for their offseason.
One of their biggest remaining question marks is at the quarterback position.
If the season were to start today, the Falcons would likely start Desmond Ridder, a third-round pick from 2022.
Although the team has remained positive about Ridder, many have suggested that the Falcons should look to the upcoming draft to find their next franchise quarterback.
Pending any trades, the Falcons currently hold the eighth overall pick in April’s draft.
If there is a quarterback available when it’s their turn to select, will the Falcons make a move?
Many teams across the league have expressed interest in drafting quarterbacks early, especially the top four options.
With young weapons on the offensive side of the ball and an ever-improving defense, the Falcons’ best option at quarterback might be in this year’s draft.
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