The Atlanta Falcons offense faces a tough challenge in 2020 – only one football to share among all the talent on the roster.
Coming into the 2020 regular season, the Atlanta Falcons will have an offense that features 11 former first-round picks. If the team stays as is, this will be the first time in NFL history that an offense will feature that many former first-round choices.
Matt Ryan recently joined the “Green Light” podcast with former NFL defensive end Chris Long and he liked the 2020 version of the offense to 2012 that featured Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Michael Turner.
“We had a pretty good unit in 2012 with Roddy White, Julio Jones, Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez — those guys were all pretty good, I’ve got to imagine that this is right up there with them”
For those that forgot, that 2012 Atlanta Falcons team went 12-4 and made it the NFC Championship game that built (and lost) and 17-0 lead over the San Francisco 49ers.
2020 Atlanta Falcon offense will be electric
Matt talking about the 2020 Atlanta Falcons has to get you excited if you’re a Falcons fan. Of course, he is going to hype up his squad as many that will suit up for the Falcons in 2020 are facing a make it or break it a year, but he is absolutely correct in his assessment.
“You’re talking about Julio in his prime, Calvin Ridley going into Year 3 coming into his own. You’ve got Todd Gurley, who is hungry who wants to prove it this year. Hayden Hurst, another guy, first-round draft pick who just ended up in a spot where, the way they were running the football, it was no fault of his own”
As we have told you for months, Hayden Hurst will quickly make fans forget all about Austin Hooper who is sure to fade away in Cleveland. Hurst brings elements to this offense that Hooper didn’t because he is a better athlete and better blocker.
We are less than 80 days away from kickoff and the 2020 Atlanta Falcons season cannot get here faster. The 2020 Falcons have a problem on offense, but it is one that most teams wish they had.