The Atlanta Falcons needed to make a splash in key areas this offseason, but who are the guys that the team passed on?
We all knew that the Atlanta Falcons were one of the worst teams in the league regarding cap space. However, after cutting a few players and restructuring key contracts, the Atlanta Falcons created the space to have the necessary funds to sign players.
By releasing Devonta Freeman, Ty Sambrailo, and Luke Stocker the Atlanta Falcons added $9.8 million in cap space to the already $3.9 million. The Atlanta Falcons also added $10.5 million after restructuring the deals of Matt Ryan and Jake Matthews.
So while the Atlanta Falcons went into free agency with not even enough to sign any of the would-be rookies (roughly needed $6 million in total), they ended up with more than enough to sign any player they wanted. However, it’s always better to spread the money out amongst multiple players rather than overpay for only one.
The team headlined free agency by bringing in both Dante Fowler and Todd Gurley, both from the Rams. As well as bringing in-depth pieces in former Cleveland Browns lineman Justin McCray and a former first-round pick from the Vikings, Laquon Treadwell.
Don’t get me wrong, the Atlanta Falcons have made some impact signings this offseason, however, there are some guys who the team may have missed and one is still on the market.