5 free agents the Atlanta Falcons must keep in 2022
Here are a handful of free agents the Falcons should keep around next season
With the new league season comes free agency, and the promise of a better season ahead can be told once again. For the Falcons, improving on a roster that was already squeezing as much as it could from every penny won’t be an easy feat.
Despite some moves that free up some room, the Falcons can’t necessarily afford too many big-name splashes this offseason. The smartest thing they can do, with that in mind, is to look in-house.
Atlanta’s 2021 season wasn’t brilliant, but they were competitive enough, to the point where they had a legitimate shot at playoff football heading into the final 4 games of the season. That, in itself, is a marked improvement over 2018-2020.
Nevertheless, there is work to be done in order to field a more attractive product in 2022. That isn’t something that you can achieve by completely overhauling every position, however. So it would be wise for the Falcons to retain a number of key contributors from 2021, to build on in 2022
With that in mind, we’ve picked out five names from the 20 (or so) players that are currently out of contract heading into the 2022 season. These have been selected as they were either key contributors in 2021, capable of continuing that ascent or that they could provide valuable depth to a team sorely lacking. Let’s dive in.