But according to Jarrett, who trolled the stranger’s attempt on social media, his dog saved the day.
“Being out of town some people thought it was wise to try to break in my house,” Jarrett wrote in a tweet. “I’m not ashamed of it but be thankful only 1 of dogs was home at the time, he still held it down, but also be wise of who you dealing with and where.. see you soon.”
Jarrett also tweeted, “How you try to break in Beverly Hills of Atl n think it’s sweet? 😂 ”
And took to Instagram to laugh at the matter:
Thank goodness for dogs and we will stay tuned for the final camera footage––if Jarrett decides to release it.
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This Isn’t the First Time for a Falcons Player
During last year’s offseason, Falcons’ kicker Younghoe Koo had his jeep and cleats stolen in the middle of the night in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Koo took to Instagram where he shared a picture of an empty parking space and wrote, “Mfs stole my Jeep smh. Can you just bring my cleats back tho. I won’t even be mad bro just bring all my cleats back so I can go kick.”
Koo never got his cleats nor his jeep back in time for the 2021 season, according to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, who reported an update last July.
But (jokingly) good news was that Koo found a new ride to training camp: an electric Bird scooter.
It’s good that these players have a great sense of humor but stay safe out there A-T-L…
Falcons Plan to Extend Jarrett’s Contract
In other news, the Falcons plan to keep Jarrett in Atlanta a bit longer by extending or restructuring his contract.
“Restructuring defensive lineman Grady Jarrett, extending him…that’s what they’re planning on doing. That’ll probably happen soon” NFL Network’s and Falcons’ insider Steve Wyche reported on March 1.
Behind Matt Ryan, Jarrett is the Falcons’ second-highest-paid player on the team at $16 million with a cap hit of $23 million, per spotrac.
The move to restructure both his and (possibly) Ryan’s contract will help free up a nice chunk of cap space, which Atlanta certainly needs as the franchise is projected to be roughly $6,590,266 over the cap.
Jarrett registered just one sack last season with 59 combined tackles, 12 quarterback hits and a fumble recovery
Prior to last year, Jarrett had four sacks and then recorded 7.5 in 2019 and 6 in 2018, which is why he still remains a valuable piece for the Falcons’ defense.
Since he was drafted in the fifth round by the Falcons in 2015, Jarrett has totaled 359 tackles, 89 quarterback hits, 54 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.
If the Falcons–for some reason–end up deciding not to keep Jarrett around, they’re going to need to find a suitable replacement in the draft and get one heck of a trade offer for the two-time Pro Bowler.