Falcons GM Talking to Team's Owner After Drafting Michael Penix Jr. Leads to Jokes

Fans had too much fun with this viral video.
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The Atlanta Falcons made a stunning move in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft when they used the eighth pick on Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. That selection, of course, comes after the team signed veteran QB Kirk Cousins to a huge deal in free agency.

While everyone in the football world was rightfully floored by the pick, footage from inside the Falcons' war room went viral on social media with fans making jokes about what GM Terry Fontenot might have been saying to Falcons owner Arthur Blank moments after the pick was made.

Here's how that scene played out:

Fans had too much fun with that:

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Andy Nesbitt is the Assistant Managing Editor of Audience Engagement at Sports Illustrated. He works closely with the Breaking & Trending News Team to shape SI’s daily coverage across all sports. He has been working in sports media for over 20 years, appearing on Fox Sports, For the Win, The Boston Globe, and NBC Sports. He’s a golf fanatic who desperately wants to see the Super Bowl played on a Saturday night.