The Falcons are clearly interested in Mack, who is widely regarded as the best available offensive lineman in this year’s market.
Ledbetter suggests that Mack could end up signing a four- or five-year, $50 million contract when all is said and done, so the Falcons will need to make sure this won’t impact their ability to address other roster needs.
Jason Cole of B/R previously reported that Mack has generated “extensive interest” from the Falcons along with other teams like the Rams and Jaguars.
However, Cole mentioned that the Rams were unlikely to be willing to pay him the kind of money he’s seeking and Jacksonville was reportedly backing off of him due to his age and high cost.
Mack, 30, was technically in the second year of his five-year, $42 million contract that included $26 million guaranteed. He would have made annual base salaries of $8 million over the remainder of the agreement and the deal includes a no-trade clause.
In 2015, Mack appeared in all 16 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 16 center out of 40 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.