After back to back losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons are poised for a return atop the NFC.
As we inch closer to the start of the NFL season, every NFL team believes that this is the year that they prove doubters wrong and win a Super Bowl. Most teams lose that hope by the end of September.
However, there is a lot of reason to be optimistic about the 2020 Atlanta Falcons season. No, this offseason was not filled by signing high profile, high dollar free agents. Instead, it was filled with Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff searching out and finding high ceiling players that were disgruntled in their current situations having something to prove in 2020.
If you have ever been backed into a corner, then you know you that a person’s reaction is either fight or flight. If the players brought into this organization choose to fight, the Atlanta Falcons will be a team that can lift the Lombardi Trophy in six months.
This is obviously a big key for everyone but especially the Atlanta Falcons.
The franchise has been hit by the injury bug like no other over the last two seasons. Losing Keanu Neal for essentially both years, along with Deion Jones, Ricardo Allen, Matt Ryan, Chris Lindstrom, Ito Smith, Devonta Freeman, and a host of others took its toll.
If the Atlanta Falcons stay healthy and can actually develop chemistry in 2020, the roster is among the most talented in the NFL.
The biggest health question mark is going to be Todd Gurley, who is by far the most complete running back the Atlanta Falcons have ever had. What a healthy Todd Gurley brings to the field is an element that the Falcons have never experienced.
On defense, the same applies to Deion Jones and Keanu Neal. With the absurd talent that the Atlanta Falcons will face this season, both of those guys have to be on the field and produce at the Pro Bowl level they have in past years.