The Atlanta Falcons secondary is lacking both experience and talent and it certainly is a position group the team will attempt to improve throughout the season. One such improvement could be a reunion with a familiar face.
Outside of the New England Patriots releasing Cam Newton perhaps the most surprising move was Desmond Trufant being cut by the Bears. Trufant isn’t the corner he used to be but certainly still a productive player and could benefit from a return to Atlanta.
Trufant wouldn’t be an expensive addition either something the Falcons will take into account with very limited cap space. Trufant has spent time with the Detriot Lions and the Chicago Bears since leaving Atlanta with neither tenure being very successful.
Desmond Trufant coming back to the Atlanta Falcons is a perfect fit for both sides.
Trufant would be a needed veteran addition offering Atlanta a solid option to pair alongside A.J. Terrell, who has shown promise but is the only player in the Atlanta secondary with high expectations.
Trufant isn’t as talented as when he left Atlanta, he certainly appears to have lost a step and tends to body opposing receivers unable to match up to their speed at times. Still, he is an upgrade and a player at the very least Atlanta should reach out to.
Atlanta could be hesitant to bring back Trufant under new leadership, leadership that may prefer their own players not to bring back veterans from the previous regime. While understandable it would be short-sighted considering what Trufant could bring to Atlanta compared to the current options available on the roster or in free agency.
Desmond Trufant coming back to Atlanta isn’t a good move based on the fact it is a reunion with a former player. It is a good move because he is the best corner available and gives the Falcons a better chance to win now.