Three Players Who Can Help The Atlanta Falcons Rebuild Through Trades

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2. Vic Beasley Jr.

After the highs of the 2016 season, it has been all downhill for Vic Beasley. In his first four NFL seasons, Beasley never recorded more than 5 sacks in a season, other than his 15.5 sack season in 2016. At the time, it seemed like Vic had figured this pass-rushing thing out. Now, we all know that season was an anomaly from a player who is just an average pass-rusher, at best.

In the last year of his contract, which Dan Quinn decided to pick up that option because he believed he was the man to fix Beasley and now they’ll both be looking for new jobs in the offseason, it’s extremely unlikely the Falcons will want to resign the former first-round pick. With no hope to recoup any production, the Falcons will hope to find a team desperate enough for pass-rushing to take a look at Beasley. It’s unlikely any teams will come looking, however.

The AJC reported, from one AFC executive, there is “no market” for Beasley. This is not surprising considering how little the defensive lineman produces. There have even been questions of how committed to football Beasley is. That doesn’t motivate teams to come calling when they hear that kind of chatter. I don’t see Vic Beasley being moved, even for a sixth or seventh-round pick, but it’s possible. If the Falcons can find a team willing to take a chance, they have to jump on it.