Signing Eric Berry is certainly a longshot, but if the veteran Pro Bowler for the Kansas City Chiefs doesn’t want to return to the Show Me State for some reason, the Atlanta Falcons would stand as one of several teams vying for his services in 2016.
Eric Berry is a transformative type of free safety. He’s been to four Pro Bowls and has twice an All-Pro honors. Berry was last season’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year for overcoming cancer to star for the Chiefs again in 2015. His talent and leadership are off the charts.
What Atlanta has going for it that most teams in the NFL can’t touch is that Berry is a Georgia native and played collegiately in the Southeast at the University of Tennessee. While he could command top dollar on the free agency market, perhaps the 27-year-old standout free safety could have interest in playing for his hometown team.
Berry could play alongside a Pro Bowler in Desmond Trufant and could help the Atlanta Falcons’ secondary become an elite unit defensively. For the Falcons to take that next level step, they will need one area of their defensive to become one of the best in football. The easiest position group to see that happening in at the moment is in the defensive backfield. By signing Eric Berry away from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Falcons could end up fielding one of the best secondaries in the game in 2016.
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