Austin Hooper open to returning to Falcons next season. (Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Austin Hooper: ‘I haven’t received an offer yet’ 

“I’m not going to speak on that too much,” Hooper said when asked about his contract. “It’s a business. I’m open to coming back here. I don’t know ... I haven’t received an offer yet. If I do, I’d definitely like to be here, but at the same time, it’s a business. I’m going to let my representation and the representation for the Falcons handle that.”

Hooper, a Pro Bowl alternate, had  career-highs with 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.  

“You guys hated me, especially you,” Hooper told the AJC. “Here you are now. It’s been cool. A 180 degrees flip from coming out 21 years old and everyone thinking I’m a finished product when in reality I was just getting started. I feel like every year I’ve been here, I’ve done nothing but get better. That’s what I’ll continue to keep doing.”

Hooper’s projected value is at five-years, $49.9 million contract, by spotrac.com.  

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