The Atlanta Falcons are expected to lose free agent center Alex Mack.
Expected is the key word. While a key member of the Atlanta Falcons the last five seasons, Mack (35) was making $10M in 2020 and deemed too expensive for the Falcons to bring back.
Ian Rapoport reported the news on Twitter.
A three time pro bowler with the Falcons, Mack was anchored the offensive line on Atlanta’s 2016 NFC Championship team his first season.
It’s a short list, but Mack has to be considered the best free agent signing of the Thomas Dimitroff era.
The Falcons led the NFL in offense that year on the way to the Super Bowl. Now San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator that season.
Mack played for Shanahan in Cleveland before joining him in Atlanta, and he’s expected to join him again in San Francisco.
Mack played his college ball at Cal, so this will be a homecoming of sorts for him. He started his career in Cleveland where he also made three Pro Bowls on some rotten Browns teams.