Falcons workout former Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell
Atlanta Falcons workout former Seattle Seahawk Byron Maxwell. Could there be a Legion of Boom reunion in Atlanta?
Atlanta Falcons have worked out former Seattle Seahawk Byron Maxwell, Per Field Yates of ESPN.
The Falcons signing Maxwell would make sense. Atlanta Head Coach Dan Quinn was a defensive coordinator for the Seahawks for two seasons from 2013-2014.
Maxwell was once regarded as one of the top defensive backs in the NFL during his time with the Seahawks from 2011-2014. He was in the “Legion of Boom” secondary that consisted of Seattle defensive backs Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, & Brandon Browner.
Quinn helped develop the “Legion of Boom”.
Maxwell eventually went on to sign a six-year, $63 million contract with Philadelphia in 2015 but did not meet expectations and was traded to the Miami Dolphins prior to the 2016 season.
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Maxwell totaled 53 tackles in Philadelphia and 51 tackles in two seasons in Miami. Since leaving Seattle, Maxwell has experienced a significant decline.
But perhaps signing with the Falcons and reuniting with Quinn, could be the recipe for rejuvenating his career.
Maxwell also has a relationship with Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel. Manuel was the assistant special teams coach, defensive assistant, and assistant secondary coach in Seattle.
If Maxwell signs with Atlanta, he would most likely back up Falcons defensive back Robert Alford.
Coach Quinn and Coach Manuel may look to blossom Maxwell back into the dominant defensive back that he once was .
However, if Maxwell’s play since departing from Seattle is indicative of his of what he will provide for Atlanta, his potential signing will not sit well with Falcons fans. Expect to see a decision made soon on Maxwell.
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If he is brought into the brotherhood, Falcons fans should hope he can pick-up from where he left off in Seattle. Otherwise, his addition to the team will most likely not make them any better.