Patriots, Falcons, Saints Interested In Gerald McCoy

Free agent Gerald McCoy has at least six suitors in pursuit. The Falcons, Patriots, and Saints have shown a level of interest in McCoy since his release from the Buccaneers, according to ESPN.com’s Jenna Laine (on Twitter). As previously reported, the Bengals, Colts, and Browns are also looking into the defensive tackle. 

The Falcons have little in the way of cap space, so they’d have to get creative if they want to sign McCoy. But, after seeing his best work up close for nine seasons, they’re obviously motivated to find a way to make it work.

The Patriots would give McCoy an opportunity to win while pairing with Michael Bennett on the Patriots’ defensive line. The Pats haven’t had a versatile and dominant interior lineman of McCoy’s caliber since the retirement of Vince Wilfork, so he would fill a long-standing need for them.

Meanwhile, Saints quarterback Drew Brees is lobbying hard for McCoy to come to New Orleans.

He’s a stud, he’s a great player,” Brees said this week. “I mean you’re basically asking me if I would love having a Pro Bowl defensive tackle that I’ve spent the last eight years trying to run around and avoid, not have hit me, join our team. Yeah, of course.”

But, like the Patriots and Falcons, the Saints are working with limited cap room.

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8 comments on “Patriots, Falcons, Saints Interested In Gerald McCoy

  1. jb19

    “The Patriots would give McCoy an opportunity to win…”. Hmmm, Saints, Colts, Browns and falcons aren’t going to be in the playoffs anytime soon? Sounds like a “we won’t give you the most money” type of situation, but you have the privilege to be coached by Bill Belichick and be on the same team as Tom Brady.

    • Mack83

      Out of the following teams:

      Saints
      Colts
      Browns
      Falcons
      Patriots

      Which team would you pick if you had to pick 1 team to join, to get to the Super Bowl in 2019-2020…

      You’d pick NE.

      • White Roddy

        You are correct Mack! NE has got to be the pick to make the SB run. Only other options that make sense are Ravens and Browns. As a Falcons fan, I’d love to see him in the ATL but I’m also realistic.

  2. DarkSide830

    who will be the next team to be interested in gerald mccoy? find out next time on on PFR!

    • Breezy

      They’ve made it to the playoffs 2 years in a row… I wouldnt call it a lock. Whereas NE has made it 10 straight years, and took home the trophy in 5 of them.

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