The 2021 offseason is the most important in Atlanta Falcons history.
The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of important decisions to make. Finishing with a 4-12 record they will have a top-five draft pick and hire a new head coach and general manager in the offseason.
The moves the Falcons make in this offseason will likely dictate the direction the team is going to go this decade. The Falcon s will either consistently be back in the playoffs or become the new Cleveland Browns.
The previous regime with Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn continued to make all the wrong decisions with both players and coaches. Dimitroff mismanaged the roster with his contracts and not trading away players.
Quinn’s biggest flaw was his coaching staff and inability to evaluate the offensive coordinator.
The next regime needs to make the right moves, or the Atlanta Falcons will continue to have losing seasons. If the next regime gets rid of Matt Ryan or drafts a quarterback with the fourth pick, they are banking on having a losing season in 2021.
This might be hard for some fans to believe but a rookie quarterback is not going to have success with this team.
If the Atlanta Falcons chose to rebuild now it will take three more losing seasons for them to be relevant. Will the next regime survive if they have three losing seasons to start?
The answer is no they need to reload and not rebuild and if done correctly the Falcons could be back in the playoffs by reloading.
Looking at the 2021 schedule the Falcons have a favorable schedule.
Their home games are against the Panthers, Lions, Patriots, Saints, Jets, Eagles, Buccaneers, and Washington Football team. Their away games are against the Bills, Panthers, Cowboys, Dolphins, Saints, Giants, 49ers, and Buccaneers.
This is a winnable schedule for the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan and Julio Jones gives them the best chance to win. If the next regime trades them away, they are accepting they are going to have bad seasons for the next couple of years.
The 2021 offseason is going to give them one more chance at a Super Bowl or become the next Cleveland Browns.