The Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t resign veteran tight-end Jacob Tamme.
For Atlanta Falcons fans the off-season will do little to help the ending to last season but it is time to let the Super Bowl collapse go and begin to focus on the seasons to come. Jacob Tamme is just one of many free agency decisions that the Falcons will have to make in the coming weeks.
Tamme has made it known that he would prefer to stay with the Atlanta Falcons and return with them next season. It is in the Falcons best interest to let the tight-end go and possibly follow his former offensive coordinator to San Francisco.
The Falcons should opt to let Tamme walk considering that both his seasons with the Falcons have been injury riddled. The Falcons should focus on adding another target to their offense and continue to let Austin Hooper develop into an above average pass catcher as well.
While letting Tamme walk may seem surprising considering the talent of the free-agent class there are upgrades available on the free-agent market. Jack Doyle is the first name that comes to mind, the former Colt is a free-agent and would fit well into the Falcons offensive scheme.
Doyle isn’t an explosive player but a reliable target that has shown the ability to stay healthy. Adding Doyle shouldn’t come at a huge expense and will make the offense more complete. If the Falcons hope to match last season’s offensive pace they are going to have to improve and letting Jacob Tamme walk is the right decision.
Even if the Falcons opt to let Tamme walk and don’t sign one of the top names on the free-agent market they could elect to let Austin Hooper start and add tight-end depth in the draft. Whether or not the Falcons sign Tamme there is no questioning that tight-end is a position that the Falcons will need to address before the off-season comes to a close.