Coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that Jarrett is a candidate for the Falcons' franchise tag, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The Falcons have until Tuesday to reach a new deal with Jarrett, so utilizing the franchise tag could if nothing else serve as a means of providing more time for both parties to strike a long-term agreement. For someone who had only two fewer quarterback hits in 2018 than perennial All-Pro linebacker Khalil Mack -- as an interior player, no less -- Jarrett's contract status will be one of Atlanta's most important topics of the offseason.

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