Falcons: Former Pro Bowl teammate has high hopes for Bryan Edwards
It is obvious that the Atlanta Falcons made it a top priority to retool their wide receiver room as they have signed numerous receivers, used their top draft pick on one, and most recently, traded for one.
Bryan Edwards was traded from the Las Vegas Raider to the Atlanta Falcons and there has been nothing but good things said about him and his talent.
Pro Bowl TE, Darren Waller, has high regard for the Falcons’ newest WR
The Falcons were able to snag a depth receiver from a team that has no shortage of offensive talent. Bryan Edwards will get a better opportunity in Atlanta than he would have in Vegas, and he certainly deserves it.
His former teammate, who also happens to be one of the best tight ends in the game, had nothing but good things to say about Edwards. Here is what Darren Waller had to say about him during an interview with Austin Boyd of Heavy.com:
"“I really like Bryan a lot just as a human being and as a football player, contested catchability is elite, and I feel like he can only continue to grow as a player as he gets more and more opportunities – you see it in the games where he got opportunities. A change of scenery – it can be one of the best things that can ever happen to you. It’s not necessarily about what happens along the journey, it’s more so about your response to what happens. And I feel like he’s somebody that is mentally and physically capable of responding in a big way, and I’m excited to follow his career and see how it unfolds because I think great things are in store for him.”"
This quote comes from a player who has watched and played with Edwards for multiple seasons. Waller knows what great players look like, and it sounds like he thinks the sky is the limit for his former teammate.
The Falcons seem to have robbed the Raiders when it comes to the trade for Bryan Edwards as they only gave up a 2023 fifth-round pick in exchange for Edwards and a 2023 seventh-round pick.
It will be exciting to see what Atlanta can get out of Bryan Edwards as he could become one of the main pieces to this reworked offense.