Predicting the Atlanta Falcons offensive starters for 2022

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Dec 5, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs against Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (23) and running back Darwin Thompson (34) during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons are going to need to find a way to be more consistent on offense

In the final year of Matt Ryan in a Falcons uniform, and the first year with Arthur Smith leading the team, the Falcons struggled to find consistency on offense. This is concerning because if they couldn’t find that consistency with a reliable veteran like Matt Ryan, then how will they find it with either a journeyman QB or a rookie QB?

It will take a solid game plan by Arthur Smith each and every week. He needs to take full advantage of having a mobile quarterback, which is something he did not have last year.

The good news is that they have more talent on the offensive side of the ball than they did a year ago. Adding Drake London, Bryan Edwards, Tyler Allgeier, and others will help to formulate a more complete offense. Gone are the days of having Russell Gage and Olamide Zaccheaus as your top two receivers.

The question is who will end up starting at each position for the Falcons’ offense? Let’s predict the answer to that question, starting with running back and tight end:

Who the Atlanta Falcons will have starting at the running back, fullback, and tight end positions

  • RB1: Cordarrelle Patterson
  • FB1: Keith Smith
  • TE1: Kyle Pitts

It was decided to combine these two positions for the Falcons because it does not take a genius to realize who will start.

Cordarrelle Patterson is a hybrid running back, who might not be the greatest true running back but he certainly is one of the best backs in the passing game.

Do not look too much into who the starter is at running back because Arthur Smith is bound to rotate them pretty consistently. Having Damien Williams and Tyler Allgeier will allow him to do some creative things.

Keith Smith might have the best job on the team. He has little to no competition behind him and he just gets to go out there and blow defenders up. He is solid on offense and special teams.

Then you have Kyle Pitts, the best player on the Falcons offense. The unicorn had a great rookie season and will only get better from here on out. The sky is the limit for him.

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