The Falcons have done an incredible job in retaining their young talent this offseason, and they continued that trend with a new deal for safety Ricardo Allen.
On Monday, the team signed Allen to a three-year, $19.5 million contract extension.
Falcons agreed to a 3-year extension worth $19.5 million for Ricardo Allen, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2018
Last season, Allen was a key contributor for the Falcons defense, putting up 54 tackles, two passes defended, and one interception. In his career, he has 212 tackles, six interceptions, 10 pass defended, one sack, and one fumble recovery.
#Falcons Safety Ricardo Allen agreed to a 3-year extension with the team, per @AdamSchefter— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 6, 2018
Allen was featured on Hard Knocks as a rookie and struggled as a CB. Later on was brought back and was moved to Safety under Dan Quinn to play the Earl Thomas role, has been solid
For the Falcons, extending Allen is another investment the team has made for their secondary. In the past few years, they signed Desmond Trufant to a five-year, $68.75 million deal and Robert Alford to a four-year, $38 million contract.
The Falcons have spent a lot in terms of signing their young players to contracts that matches their production on the field. Now, time will tell whether these extensions will payoff for the team going forward.