Signing receivers doesn’t make sense for the Atlanta Falcons


The Atlanta Falcons announced another signing on Sunday night during the opening week of NFL free agency. By now everyone has heard that they added former first-round pick, Laquon Treadwell.

This signing by the Atlanta Falcons makes no sense. Most look past the fact that he was a first-round pick and a name that you know and you will understand why.

Name one receiver that has come here over the last 12 years, starting at least five games with Matt Ryan that has not been successful.  The fact is you cannot and regardless of whom the Falcons have surrounded Matt Ryan with, he has turned them into gold.

The list of players that Matt Ryan has helped play beyond their talent levels is long. The number of guys that Matt Ryan has helped get big paydays elsewhere, only to bomb once they left the cover of Matt Ryan is the same list.

Just last year, Mohamed Sanu left Matt Ryan and went to play for the great Tom Brady and what happens? No one ever heard from him again. Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has yet to figure this out. No matter who they throw out there at wide receiver, Matt Ryan is going to make them productive.

Laquon Treadwell could end up being a great signing or he could end up getting beat out by third-year receiver Russell Gage; my money is on the latter. Let’s not forget the Viking cut Treadwell once in 2019 and then brought him back. This is not a foregone conclusion that Treadwell will make this team.

What we do know is the Falcons still have a major need at corner. The secondary needs a lot of help and both lines still need depth and a possible starter at left guard. Yet, instead of going after available corners like Jimmy Smith, they are kicking the tires of a 24-year-old receiver that they did not need.

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The bigger issue is Dimitroff seems to be awaiting to address the corner issue in the draft and sitting at 16 or sliding back in the draft as he has publicly suggested will not find this team the corner that it needs. If they don’t address that need, they will have all those first-round picks on offense for no reason.