How much is Austin Hooper worth?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
January 08, 2020 - 1:30 pm

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The Atlanta Falcons will have some big decisions to make in the offseason with a number of unrestricted free agents.

One player of most concern is tight end Austin Hooper, who has gotten better in each season he's been in the league.

Hooper had 75 receptions for 787 yards, 6 touchdowns and averaged 10.5 yards per catch in the 2019 season. He's been a crucial part of the success on the offensive side of the ball.

But how much should the Falcons be willing to spend to keep him?

"Hoops did what you're supposed to do when you're trying to get your money; you have two back-to-back really good seasons," Randy McMichael said.

"Am I willing to give him $50 million? No."

We've seen the Falcons, over the last few seasons, take care of their guys. If you're a top guy at your position, you deserve market value money. Can you do that at tight end though?

"You have to make difficult decisions and you can pay everybody," Andy Bunker adds.

Andy would rather see the Falcons pay to keep De'Vondre Campbell over Hooper.

"In terms of like being able to consistently impact the game in a positive way, I think De'Vondre Campbell is more consistent than Austin Hooper is...I'm not sold that Austin Hooper is worth that much money."