Atlanta Falcons: True or False Predictions for the off-season
Will The Falcons draft project QB?
Statically, this has been one of Matt Ryan’s worst season ever since his entrance in the league in 2008. He threw for 4,591 yards, 21 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and with a passing rating of 89.0.
Ryan made critical mistakes deep in many games and many criticized him for that with others defending him because of scheme changes that came with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Ryan has turned 30 and it does seem like a good idea to have capable backup learning behind Ryan for the time being. The 2016 class of quarterbacks bring experience and well attributes that can be sharpened with time.
Quarterbacks like Brandon Allen, Cardale Jones, and Dak Prescott could all be options for Atlanta to take a look at deep in the round. If Shanahan decides to keep his plan of having a zone-based offense filled with play-actions then a more athletic quarterback is where he’ll most likely want to go.
Though it would be nice to have some insurance behind Ryan, I highly doubt that quarterback is a top priority in acquiring in both free agency and the draft. There are many more pressing needs that needs to be addressed by the team.
Predictions: False but soon to come.