NFL rumors have been swirling around Alex Mack for quite some time now, as the Pro Bowl center opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Browns in the hopes of finding a team that can help him play in his first Super Bowl. Mack is one of the best centers in the National Football League, so there was much interest in him in free agency. According to ESPN, Mack has decided to sign with the Atlanta Falcons in the hopes that he can help bring them back to prominence.
Even though the Cleveland Browns hired the highly respect Hue Jackson as their head coach, many in the NFL still consider the franchise to be a wasteland. With all due respect to Jackson, the belief is that team owner Jimmy Haslam is in over his head when it comes to running a professional football team. There are several players within the organization that are hoping to break free of the figurative prison, and one of those guys is none other than Alex Mack.
Alex Mack had three years and $24 million remaining on his contract with the Cleveland Browns. The fact that he willingly and purposely voided that deal says a lot about his desire to leave the franchise. Even though he is one of the best interior linemen in the NFL, it was still considered a gamble. Fortunately for Mack, he was able to convince the Atlanta Falcons to give him a five-year contract worth $42 million.
In the Atlanta Falcons, Alex Mack feels that he has found the right franchise to finish off his career. It’s an organization that puts an emphasis on winning. Even a small transaction such as bringing Matt Schaub back feels like they are heading in the right direction. Schaub will be the backup quarterback in case something happens to Matt Ryan. The Falcons are also trying to sign Mohamed Sanu from the Cincinnati Bengals because they need someone to replace the recently released Roddy White.
There are a lot of regular people in this world who seek out better opportunities for themselves. Aside from having a job that pays him millions of dollars to play a sport that he has loved since childhood, Alex Mack is a regular person. He has the right to look for a better opportunity, and the Atlanta Falcons appear to be the answer for him.
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