Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said Friday that he’s “confident” they be able to get a long-term extension in place with DT Grady Jarrett before free agency.
“We will kick off our conversations after the Super Bowl and continue to work on it,” Dimitroff said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’ve had a number of conversations. We still have a ways to go but we are confident he’s going to be here for years to come.”
“We won’t struggle to find a comparable,” Dimitroff added. “We are just really going to be focused on what we feel he is to our organization and make the call based on myself and (coach) Dan (Quinn), ultimately, and decide where we are going to settle on.”
Jarrett, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.527 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1.907 million for the 2018 season.
Jarrett will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
In 2018, Jarrett appeared in 14 games for the Falcons and recorded 53 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 interior defensive lineman out of 118 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.