3 Players the Atlanta Falcons missed in the 2022 season
With the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to look back on the Atlanta Falcons’ 2022 off-season and point out what should have happened differently. Whether it was the ill-advised decision to chase Deshaun Watson or settling for Marcus Mariota with far better options in free agency the Falcons can look back and regret their quarterback decisions.
When Mariota was given the starting job it was thought he was a bridge starter and Desmond Ridder would work his way into the lineup. Instead, Smith stuck with Mariota for the thirteen games and cost the Falcons valuable time evaluating Ridder.
Smith has proven himself as a head coach, however, sticking with Marcus Mariota is arguably the biggest miss of Smith’s short career so far.
Looking back at the 2022 season it is easy to see three players, in particular, Atlanta missed that perhaps would have pushed the team to a NFC South 2022 title and a swift first round exit.