Do the Atlanta Falcons truly have the NFC Souths worst receiving corp?
"The Buccaneers were the only team in the NFL with two top-10 wide receivers in terms of PFF grade in 2019 — Chris Godwin finished the season ranked first at the position in overall grade (90.7) while Mike Evans finished the year tied for sixth (85.7)."
Least shockingly, PFF ranked Tampa as having the league’s best-receiving corp. When you have multiple receivers top 1,100 yards, top two tight ends post 770 yards combined, and top two running backs total 954 yards combined, it’s clear they have the best-receiving corp, especially when you throw Gronk into the mix.
On the contrary, the addition of Gronk should give Tampa more of a reason to shop Cameron Brate. However, how effective this receiving corp will be is entirely unknown. Out of all the NFC South teams, Tampa seemingly has the worst situation at quarterback. Carolina was the only other team to change quarterbacks and they upgraded from Kyle Allen/Will Grier to Teddy Bridgewater, an exceptional upgrade.
I’m aware that’s a strong statement, but Tampa parted ways with a quarterback in his fifth season who amassed over 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns and switched to a quarterback who is entering his 21st season and will be 43 years old by preseason. It’s unknown how Brady will last coming from an offense that is built on short passes and transitioning to a vertical offense.
At 43 years old, surely his arm will diminish as the season rolls on. The Atlanta Falcons may be playing the Buccaneers at the best possible time, Week 15 and 17.