With the AAF now a memory, there are a couple former players that could come in and provide instant depth for the Atlanta Falcons. Everyone loves a redemption story, here are couple that Atlanta could help continue their NFL dreams.
The one mistake the Atlanta Falcons and any other professional organization should never make is not looking for the best talent regardless of where that talent comes from. The pro football hall of fame is loaded with the greatest players of all time and many of them came from schools you have never heard of or never seen play a down of football.
I was hoping the Alliance of American football would become the feeder system for the NFL like the G-league in basketball or the actual minor league system in baseball. Personally, I think players like Wes Schweitzer could use the additional coaching and development.
As we all know now, the Alliance of American turned out to be like every other “spring” football venture – big dreams and terrible execution and leadership. However, if you did watch their games during the eight weeks that they played, you know as I do, that there was some verifiable talent on the field; players looking for another shot at NFL redemption.
Obviously, the Falcons are loaded at WR and would not need to bring in any of the talented WR’s that played in the AAF. However, there were several other players that the Falcons should give serious thought to at positions of need and the best part; they would all be affordable and could nicely fit into the cap space issues that the Falcons currently find themselves in.