Deshaun Watson would fit perfectly with the Atlanta Falcons offense
The Atlanta Falcons do not have a quarterback controversy, but that does not mean it would not be great to add one of the most—if not, the most—dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL in Deshaun Watson.
Watson has his legal issues, we understand that but from purely a football standpoint, he would cover up deficiencies the Falcons have. We all know he wants to be traded before the trade deadline on Tuesday.
Deshaun Watson would do wonders for this Atlanta Falcons offense
The Atlanta Falcons currently have one of the all-time great passers in the history of the NFL. Matt Ryan is throwing the ball as well as anyone during the past few weeks, there is no denying that.
However, we would be remiss if we were to act like Matt Ryan has the same abilities as Deshaun Watson.
Watson not only possesses elite accuracy, good arm strength, and impeccable decision-making, but he also has some of the best playmaking abilities the NFL has ever seen. Aside from his ability to scramble for a first down, he also is able to break numerous tackles, evade numerous tackles, and then throw a dart down the field.
What are the Falcons’ weaknesses on the offense? Their offensive line is the biggest issue. Think about what Watson has been able to do over his career without a decent line in front of him. He covers up for so many weaknesses.
Think about what Arthur Smith had at quarterback in Tennessee, Ryan Tannehill, a former college wide receiver, a player who knows how to scramble.
On a quick side note, it has been impressive to watch Matt Ryan making plays with his feet this year but he has his physical limitations and they are well short of Watson’s athletic abilities.
Arthur Smith would no doubt love to have a quarterback with Deshaun Watson’s scrambling ability. It adds another level to the offense, while also covering up deficiencies upfront.
It is an interesting topic to think about, while the Falcons certainly do not have the money to take Watson on, he would add another layer to an improving offense that could put them over the top. Just imagine Deshaun Watson throwing the ball to Calvin Ridley, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Kyle Pitts.