The Atlanta Falcons played mostly forgettable football here, unless you take out the Vick years, which you might want to given how they ended. If there were some way to keep the part where all the mostly African-American fans in the upper deck went bonkers the minute they started playing “Bring ’Em Out” for those teams, you should do that. That may be the most excited single concentration of minutes you could salvage from the team’s history at the Georgia Dome: Before the team played, but after they remembered they were going to watch the fastest player in the NFL touch the ball on every play. This is a happy memory. There aren’t a lot of those there.
However, Maccagnan later said, “As a general manager, you’re looking at all the different ways you can change the team, improve the team, or help the team. You weigh everything as you come across it.”
The one-time Pro Bowler signed a four-year, $10 million rookie contract. But the Jets picked up the fifth-year option in his rookie deal, and Richardson was scheduled to make a little over $8 million in 2017. After that, Richardson was set to become a free agent in the 2018 offseason, so the Jets getting a second-round pick could end up being a good haul for a player who looked to be on the verge of leaving anyway.
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