Adam Schefter trolls Falcons after Atlanta Hawks win draft lottery

The NFL Draft ended two weeks ago, but some of the NFL media industry’s heavyweights are still going after the Atlanta Falcons after selecting quarterback Michael Penix Jr. a few weeks after giving Kirk Cousins ​​a 4-year, $180 million contract.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter couldn’t resist another jab at the Falcons’ quarterback strategy moments after the Atlanta Hawks won the NBA lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in the 2024 draft.

“Atlanta is not expected to accept another quarterback,” wrote Schefter to his nearly 11 million followers on after releasing the NBA draft order.

Last week, Schefter buried New York Giants quarterback Nathan Rourke’s lead by pointing out that he had also been claimed by the Falcons.

“The Atlanta Falcons – who signed QB Kirk Cousins ​​​​in free agency and then selected QB Michael Penix in the draft – filed a waiver claim this week for the former Patriots and United States QB. Jaguars Nathan Rourke, who was assigned to the New York Giants, per source,” Schefter wrote on X last week.

The Falcons shocked a lot of people, including Kirk Cousins, when they used the No. 8 pick on Penix rather than going after a lackluster pass rush, or another position that could help Cousins and the team to compete in 2024.

But this is just getting stupid.

Cousins ​​immediately makes the Atlanta Falcons better and one of the favorites to make the playoffs in 2024. Penix puts a succession plan in place for the end of Cousins’ time with the Falcons.

Typically, when a team spends big on an older free agent quarterback, they immediately look to surround him with as many pieces as possible to win. So yes, taking Penix was a surprise choice.

We’ve been talking about it ad nauseam since the name “Michael Penix” came off the commissioner’s lips during draft night.

It’s time to upgrade to new hardware.