Atlanta Falcons: 3 Realistic goals in year two for Kyle Pitts
By Nick Halden
Kyle Pitts had a great rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons coming just short of setting the all-time yardage record for rookie tight ends. Mike Ditka still leads 1,076-receiving yards in comparison to Kyle Pitts who sits second all-time with 1,026 receiving yards. Finishing only fifty yards away from the record and becoming only the second tight-end to break 1,000-receiving yards in his rookie season.
The next closest was Jeremy Shockey who finished his rookie season with only 894-receiving yards. It is only fair to point out here as well that Pitts had three extra games to accomplish this feat with Ditka only playing 14-games his rookie season.
It was an impressive start for a player who is believed by many to be top-five at his position and well on his way to becoming one of the best weapons in the game. If Pitts is able to match last season’s production he will cement himself as a top five option at his position.
However, there is reason to think his ceiling could be even higher despite the obvious downgrade at quarterback in Mariota. If Pitts can accomplish these three goals he will set himself as a top three tight-end and one of the best pass catchers in the league.