Kirk Cousins is our quarterback': Falcons look at Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love success as blueprint for Michael Penix Jr. draft pick

The Falcons looked to the "Green Bay model" for inspiration in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Despite signing Kirk Cousins, the Falcons drafted Michael Penix Jr. as their No. 8 overall pick.

GM Terry Fontenot emphasized that Cousins remains the Falcons' QB1 while Penix represents the future.

The "Green Bay model" involved drafting Jordan Love despite having Aaron Rodgers as QB1, which paid off for the Packers.

Falcons' head coach Raheem Morris cited the success of the Green Bay model and hopes for similar results.

Penix is expected to develop under Cousins' guidance, preparing for future opportunities.