Former Atlanta Falcons have sons following in their footsteps
Atlanta Falcons may have future players following in their father’s footsteps.
Whether intentionally or not, the Atlanta Falcons have been one of the teams to have benefited from legacy players and bloodlines in recent years. Jake Matthews‘ father, Bruce, was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman and the Matthews family is littered with professional players.
When it comes to college football and draft prospects, nothing makes us collectively reflect on how old we all are more than seeing the son of a player who we have watched taking steps on their journey to the NFL.
Grady Jarrett‘s father, Jessie Tuggle, spent his entire career playing for the Atlanta Falcons and was voted to the Pro Bowl five times before being inducted in the Falcons Ring of Honor upon its creation in 2004.
While both players were clearly drafted on their own merit and have become two of the Falcons’ top performers, bloodlines can be an interesting introduction to a player and something that whoever the new general manager might consider.
For the Atlanta Falcons, three of their former players have sons playing in college football and hoping to make an impact on upcoming drafts.