5. Alex Mack will retire at seasons end
Alex Mack still has one more year left on his initial deal with the Falcons that will pay him more than $10 million in 2020 and there is no way that the Falcons make him a June first cut. However, his skills have dwindled and he is no longer playing up to the level he is accustomed to.
Having played for losers his entire career with the exception of 2016 and 2017, Mack will walk away from the millions and go enjoy the $77 million he has already made.
6. Austin Hooper will not return
Sure, this prediction is beyond the final eight games, however, that means the last time we see the budding superstar tight end in an Atlanta Falcons uniform is December 29th against the Buc’s.
Happy New Year!
7. Desmond Trufant will have five interceptions
Desmond Trufant already has a couple interceptions on the year. He will add five more over the last eight games and end the season with seven which will add to his trade value during the offseason.
8. Isaiah Oliver will lose his starting job
Finally! Isaiah Oliver may end up being a good starting corner in the NFL, but he is nowhere close to that right now. On the Falcons official depth chart, Oliver is still listed as the starter with Kendall Sheffield listed as the third-stringer.
That will change. You will see Oliver and Sheffield flip spots in the coming weeks.