3 Atlanta Falcons facing the most pressure this season
By Nick Halden
As a team, the Atlanta Falcons are facing very little pressure heading into the season. It would be surprising to see the team part ways with their head coach no matter how few wins they manage to find this season. This speaks to the position Atlanta has put themselves in this off-season no longer delaying a rebuild the team has obviously needed over the last three seasons.
Atlanta is setting itself up for the 2023 season to make a push to contend. With Tom Brady heading into free agency or potential retirement and the Saints and Panthers facing quarterback questions, next season may finally be an open window in the NFC South.
Looking at the current rosters it is obvious Tampa Bay is going to win the division this season with New Orleans the only team capable of giving them any competition whatsoever. If Brady leaves next season, however, suddenly the division will become all about who can find the next franchise quarterback. With Jameis Winston in New Orleans and Sam Darnold in Carolina, the Falcons will have a low bar to find the best quarterback in the division and have a chance at contending once again.
Though the team itself isn’t facing pressure because of these reasons there are Atlanta Falcons heading into make-or-break seasons that will determine their future in Atlanta. Three players, in particular, stand out as guys facing immense pressure in the 2022 season.