To say the Atlanta Falcons have had an underwhelming off-season thus far would be a vast understatement. From the start, Atlanta has had little but bad news for a franchise stuck in irrelevance despite residing in a wide-open NFC.
Atlanta’s off-season started off with the news that Calvin Ridley would be suspended for a full season due to betting on NFL games. Ridley did so while he was away from the Falcons for personal reasons during the 2021 season.
Ridley’s decision cost him a full season and leaves his future in the league up in the air. For Atlanta, this set the tone for the off-season they have had thus far.
The Atlanta Falcons front office has lacked commitment and transparency through the early stages of the off-season
To be clear it is only March, with the draft and plenty of free agency and trade options left Atlanta could turn their off-season around. However, considering the level they have bungled everything thus far it is hard to imagine drastic improvement from a front office that seems directionless despite committing to a rebuild.
Atlanta has managed to create unnecessary drama for themselves and their fans this off-season making head-scratching moves that haven’t pushed the team in the right direction. Here are three biggest mistakes Atlanta has made so far this off-season.