Top 10 Falcons Storylines: Contracts

Monster seasons could hike price tags for Jarrett, Deion

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm

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Atlanta Falcons training camp is fast approaching. With exactly ten shows until the first practice, Andy and Randy of the Midday Show countdown the Top 10 Falcons' storylines heading into the 2019 season.

No. 10: Contracts for Grady Jarrett, Julio Jones and Deion Jones

How would you power rank whose deal gets done first?

"I think it'll go Julio, Deion, and then you address and see what you can do with Grady," Randy McMichael said. "Right now, I just don't see them getting anything done with Grady. I don't know what Grady's asking for...with his franchise tag, he's the fourth-highest (paid defensive tackle)."

Jarrett signed his one-year franchise tag tender for $15.2 million just before this year's NFL Draft. The Falcons have until July 15 to come to an agreement on a long-term deal. 

Meanwhile, Deion Jones is entering the last season of his rookie contract. Should the Falcons consider giving him an extension before the season starts or even in the middle of the season?

"My problem with waiting on Deion is two-fold," Andy Bunker said. "A, Bobby Wagner's money is going to be ridiculous...the second one is Deion Jones is going to make that contract; is going to give himself more leverage. Every down Deion Jones plays healthy on the field gives himself more leverage."

If the Falcons don't pay either Jarrett or Deion before the season, and they have monster years, the price tag is just going to go up.