3 Former Atlanta Falcons the team will miss most in 2022
2. Foye Oluokun
One could argue that the only reason Deion Jones remains on the Atlanta Falcons roster is to help offset the loss of Foye. The front office wanted to bring back Oluokun, Foye was the quarterback of the defense and a huge impact player for Atlanta. Losing him is going to hurt the defense badly unless Deion Jones is able to become the player he was in his first three seasons.
Mykal Walker has shown flashes in limited chances and should be the answer now that Foye is in Jacksonville. Letting him go was the right move considering the contract the Jaguars were willing to give the linebacker. Spending that much on a player who was a part of a bad defense is hard to justify for a rebuilding team.
Still losing him hurts the team and unless Walker and Jones both take steps forward the roster will miss the former Falcon. Oluokun’s contract was a three-year pact with an average annual value of $15-million, a well-deserved raise for a player that Atlanta simply can’t afford. They have already paid Deion Jones and couldn’t sink that much money into one position group on a defense that needed rebuilding almost completely.