Multiple outlets list Falcons as top landing spot for Russell Wilson

The Denver Broncos took on an unprecedented $85 million in dead cap by releasing veteran quarterback Russell Wilson just two seasons after acquiring him in a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson is now set to hit the open market and should have several teams interested in his services.

Don’t be surprised if the Atlanta Falcons are one of those teams. Given their current quarterback situation, the Falcons should at least take a hard look at Wilson. A case could be made that Atlanta is a competent quarterback away from returning to the playoffs in 2024.

Multiple news outlets listed the Falcons as a top landing spot for Wilson in free agency. CBS Sports writer Jordan Dajani thinks Atlanta is an option if Wilson wants to continue starting:

Morris has been clear that the team needs to find a new quarterback. “If we had better QB play last year in Atlanta, I might not be standing here,” Morris said at the NFL scouting combine last Tuesday. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler also feels the Falcons would be a good fit for Wilson in 2024:

While analysts may be linking Wilson to Atlanta, it’s hard to believe anything you hear in the NFL during this time of year. The latest rumor is Kirk Cousins will sign with the Falcons when free agency begins next week.

Atlanta is also considered a favorite for Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who most anticipate being traded before the 2024 NFL draft in April.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire