Should the Falcons sign one of these former Pro Bowl RB’s?
We all know that the Atlanta Falcons running game has been awful, no way around it. They rank near the bottom of the NFL when it comes to the running game.
This is not a good sight as Arthur Smith came over from Tennessee with the vision of reigniting the running game in Atlanta, making it look more like their 2016 offense. It is still early in his tenure but it has not looked good thus far. It needs to be fixed soon, or it could be a long end to the season.
Two recently cut Pro Bowl running backs could be options for the Falcons
Two former Pro Bowl running backs have been recently released from their respective teams, so should the Atlanta Falcons be interested in either of them?
First up is Phillip Lindsay, who was released by the Houston Texans. Lindsay came into the league as an undrafted free agent and ended up making the Pro Bowl during his rookie year, but since then the production has gone down.
Houston picked him up after Denver surprisingly released him due to him not fitting their scheme.
The second player is the future Hall of Famer, Adrian Peterson, who was released by the Titans. We all know what type of player Peterson used to be and whether or not he can replicate any of his former success is another story. It seems like since he left the Vikings, he has just not been the same player.
So, do either of these players make any sense for the Falcons?
The initial answer is, probably not. Adrian Peterson is not the same player as he used to be, while Lindsay has simply not produced for a couple of years and also is not the type of running back that Arthur Smith has coveted.
If either of them were to sign in Atlanta, money would be on Lindsay since he is younger and has a lot more left in the tank compared to Adrian Peterson.
However, do not expect the Falcons to pursue either of these guys, even if they made the team better.