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Falcons Podcast: Analysis of the Mohamed Sanu trade to the Patriots

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The trade is the clearest sign yet that the team is looking towards 2020 now.

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NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

In a surprising move on Tuesday morning, the Falcons traded wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2020 second round pick.

The move was a surprise for many fans who had grown fond of Sanu. When he came here in 2016, he immediately gained the trust of QB Matt Ryan and was clearly someone that was beloved in the locker room.

So what does this trade mean for the team? Dave Choate and I jumped on a quick podcast to discuss the ramifications, including:

  • Was this a good trade for the Falcons?
  • Does Thomas Dimitroff get “credit” for pulling this trade off?
  • Is this a signal that the team is done with 2019 and is now looking to the future?
  • Who will step up now that Sanu is gone? Presumably Calvin Ridley becomes the true WR2, but will Justin Hardy and Russell Gage share WR3 responsibilities?

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