Every year, for basically every team, there is that one position that you cannot catch a break at when it comes to injuries and for the Atlanta Falcons, it has been the left guard spot along the offensive line.
They have had yet another injury to the position after they thought they had figured it out for the time being.
Chuma Edoga adds to the list of injured left guards for the Atlanta Falcons
Last week, following a poor performance by Colby Gossett, the Atlanta Falcons moved offensive tackle Chuma Edoga over to the left guard position.
He played extremely well, as did the rest of the offensive line, against the Chicago Bears last Sunday. It seemed like they had figured the position out until they got the original starter, Elijah Wilkinson, back from IR.
However, now Chuma Edoga is on the inactive list against the Washington Commanders, meaning they will likely turn back to Colby Gossett and hope he can play much better.
As mentioned before, Elijah Wilkinson was the first-string left guard. After his injury, they moved center Matt Hennessy to the position but he didn’t make it through a full game before being injured. So, they then moved to Colby Gossett who played horribly which forced them to move to Chuma Edoga.
Also, last year’s starter, Jalen Mayfield, is still on injured reserve, which doesn’t help anything. Not that anyone wants him as the starter again.
Hopefully, Gossett can play a solid game against one of the league’s toughest defensive lines. It will not be easy for him at all but all the guys around him are coming off of one of the best offensive line performances in the NFL this season.
It will be important for the Falcons to put Gossett in a position to succeed because he is the weak link out there.