Atlanta Falcons: Bargains To Sign In Free Agency
LB K.J. Wright
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) in the first quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
K.J. Wright is overlooked in the Seattle Seahawks dominating defense which is why he can be a bargain for the Atlanta Falcons in free agency.
“Fast, athletic tackler who can blitz and drop into coverage.”
Wright is a playmaker as a 4-3 linebacker. In 2014 he managed to rack up over 100 tackles, force 3 fumbles, and get 2 sacks. Usually a growing linebacker with these kind of stats would be asking for bigger money, but teams have reason to not give Wright the big money quite yet. He’s been surrounded by superstars in the secondary and up front, and that makes the job 100 times easier for a middle linebacker. But there is no reason that Wright is starting to grow into his potential and the Atlanta Falcons should be happy to bring him in.
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