The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran receiver Geronimo Allison this week adding some much-needed depth at the position. Allison has spent time with the Packers and Lions throughout his five-year career. Allison’s best season came in 2018 with the Packers when he finished with 303-receiving yards and 2-touchdowns.
Allison is a solid fourth or fifth option on a good team. For Atlanta, however, Allison appears to be the third option on the current roster behind Drake London and Bryan Edwards. Atlanta has done a solid job this off-season fixing the issues they dealt with at receiver last season.
They lacked size at the position and failed to add any depth last season. Headed into the 2021 season Tajae Sharpe was Atlanta’s third option with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage as the primary receivers. Ridley is suspended for the entirety of the 2022 season and Gage signed with Tampa Bay.
Despite the off-season losses Atlanta has improved at the receiver position. They have added much-needed depth with Geronimo Allison, Drake London, Auden Tate, Damiere Byrd, and Bryan Edwards all being acquired this off-season.
Despite the off-season additions it wouldn’t be surprising to see Atlanta make one more veteran addition at the position. Considering the lack of established success Atlanta could opt to bring in a player they can count on for meaningful contributions.
Geronimo Allison is a great addition that gives Atlanta the chance to find a surprise contributor at the position and much-needed depth. Allison fits Atlanta’s recent trend of adding size at the position as well at 6’3 with an impressive ability to go up and make the contested catch.
Allison made memorable plays with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers before struggling last season with the Lions after a year out of the league. Allison is still only 28-years old leaving plenty of reason to think he can find the level of production he had with Rodgers and the Packers.