Roddy White is Making a Strong Case for a Contract Extension

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Fact: We've got to hold on to Roddy White, 'cause it doesn't make a difference if we make the playoffs this year or not; we've got each other and that's a lot - for a chance at the Lombardi, we'll give it a shot!

Before Julio Jones' season ending demolition of the medical grade, titanium screw in his foot, there was a lot of talk about Roddy White becoming the Falcons' WR2. Not that anyone was giving up on the four-time Pro Bowler, it's just that Jones is a freakish manbeast with a very bright future. But don't tell White that, because as he's done before, the man is dominating the tail end of the season.

When December began, White had 142 catches for 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns in the final month of the season, dating back to 2008. In those games, he’s averaged seven catches for 80 yards and almost one touchdown per game and 2013′s December has been no different.

White has played as well as any wide receiver in the league this month, and that's encouraging. His poorly managed ankle injury had us wondering. Then, with an 12 reception, 141 yard performance against the 49ers, he went and totally redeemed himself.

White's 2014 cap hit is almost $3 million less than his cap hit this season, and the Falcons will surely look at extending his contract before the 2014 season begins, which could make that contract even more team-friendly. He wants to retire as a Falcon, and chances are, he gets his wish.

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