Leaving 2022 behind is good news for an Atlanta Falcons team that yet again failed to live up to their opportunities while still outperforming low expectations. It is important to remember how low expectations were to start the year for this Atlanta team. While it doesn’t make the close losses any easier to stomach it does point to several keys the Falcons must learn from heading into next season.
Atlanta is set for what should be a turning point in 2023 with the draft picks and cap space to make a playoff push. Having spent much of the last two years focused on adding cheap young talent and shedding bad contracts.
The Atlanta Falcons spent the 2022 season setting themselves up to make a playoff push in 2023
The Falcons already have $70-million in cap space and can push that number past $80-million by cutting players who won’t impact the team next season. Before we completely shift focus to the 2023 season, however, let’s look back at five observations that pointed out not only important facts for the Falcons this season but things they must learn from and utilize moving forward into what should finally be a return to relevance in the 2023 season.