The Atlanta Falcons worst nightmare could come true this offseason.
For the last 15 years, the Atlanta Falcons have been owned by Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. While that hurts to say, it hurt even worse to watch it unfold on the field.
Even in 2020 when Drew Brees was out with broken ribs, the Saints and their gimmick quarterback Taysom Hill made quick work of the Falcons.
When the rumors of Drew Brees retirement picked up steam, there was a lot of rejoicing around Falcons nation. However, recent rumors mean the celebration could be short-lived.
While Drew Brees has not yet officially announced his retirement, the Saints are moving on as if he was.
There has been a lot of talk this week that the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson have fallen out and Wilson wants to be dealt to a team with a better situation and many NFL prognosticators believe that could be the Saints.
While the Atlanta Falcons have had success against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, adding Wilson to the Sean Payton offense and the weapons that they have in New Orleans would be bad news for the Falcons.
NFL Spine Zone’s Leigh Oleszczak put it best in regards to Russell Wilson and the Saints getting together.
"Michael Thomas should hopefully be healthy and good to go next year, Alvin Kamara is one of the best running backs in the league (if not the best), and Emmanuel Sanders started to hit his stride at the end of last season. These would be automatic upgrades from what Wilson has at his disposal in Seattle and if the Seahawks are willing, the Saints would love to have him in the Big Easy."
The Atlanta Falcons are hoping for a fresh start and a return to the top of the NFC South standings in the near future.
However, with the Super Bowl champs currently in Tampa attracting high profile free agents willing to take less to win a ring with Tom Brady and a possible paring of the Saints and Russell in New Orleans, that ascension to the top would be even more difficult than it has been in recent years.