Players that should not wear a Falcons uniform in 2020
It’s time for the Atlanta Falcons to shift their attention to the offseason. Capturing championships in sports is all about timing and windows. But windows close as fast as holes at the line of scrimmage.
And the Atlanta Falcons window with this team and staff are doing just that. There is a lot of rage aimed at Dan Quinn and rightfully so, but the team’s general manager Thomas Dimitroff shouldn’t get a pass here.
After whiffing on a major block in the Super Bowl, Devonta Freeman was, for some reason, rewarded with a $40 million contract. No matter what stat you pull, he has yet to live up to its value.
The Falcons should’ve kept Tevin Coleman if they were going to go with six running backs on their roster anyway. Beyond Freeman, if the Falcons want to compete for actual Super Bowl rings, it’s time for them to move on from some starters. Yes, salary caps exist but smart spending is the key.
For the purposes of this, let’s dive into the players the Falcons should undoubtedly move on from after this season. This is based solely on production on the field and what it costs to keep them. It’s also not looking at other options on the team to replace them.
So yes, the team moving on from Mr. Pass Interference himself Robert Alford was a good move. The team letting Coleman walk but instead keeping Vic Beasley makes no sense. Especially considering the 49ers gave Coleman a two year, $8.5 million deal.
So, let’s start on the defensive side of the ball.