Could Falcons OT Kaleb McGary be moved to left guard?


The Atlanta Falcons have reportedly re-signed right tackle Kaleb McGary to a 3-year deal worth $34.5 Million dollars, an average value of $11.5 Million, significantly less than the AAV of recently-extended RG Chris Lindstrom.

With such a team-friendly contract for a tackle, John Fricke and Jon Chuckery discuss the possibility that the Falcons actually paid McGary "guard money" and he could be asked to change positions this coming season.

"What was Kaleb McGary's deal again? Isn't that guard money," questions John Fricke. "Maybe you are going to draft that tackle. That's not tackle money. You could make a move and plug them in at right tackle and all the sudden Kaleb McGary is moving inside."

"I am a little bit concerned about that left guard position, I don't want to just roll Elijah Wilkinson back, I want somebody better than that," says Jon Chuckery. "They've given us no indication that they had any inkling, if you were going to move McGary inside you should have done that before you gave him an extension. He profiled that way, I certainly would have liked to try him at guard."

$11.5 Million would make McGary the 11th highest paid Offensive Guard (left or right) in the NFL. As it currently stands, McGary's new contract will make him the 9th highest paid Right Tackle in the NFL

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