Atlanta Falcons Off-season Graded by Bleacher Report

Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcons off-season has been quiet for the most part. Aside from the draft and Matt Ryan’s huge extension, the Falcons have stood pat waiting for the new season to begin.

The Atlanta Falcons haven’t made any splashy additions this off-season. With that in mind, Bleacher Report gave the Atlanta Falcons a B for their off-season.  A fair grade considering they made limited moves.

Calvin Ridley was the biggest additions to the team with the defensive line and offensive line remaining the same. The B grade wasn’t higher because of the lack of additions to these weak units.

It is a fair assessment and a generous off-season grade. For the Falcons the pieces to win were already in place. After recovering from their Super Bowl hangover the Falcons can return to 2016 form and play at a high level.

Despite their struggles last season they still advanced in the playoffs and gave the eventual Super Bowl champs all they could handle.

This team is built to win a Super Bowl if their offense can produce consistently. One underrated add this off-season for the Falcons was Brandon Fusco. He will greatly help the offensive line and provide more depth than the Falcons had last season.

Fusco is an above average starter who will likely claim a starting job. For the Falcons this off-season has been about moving past the Super Bowl loss and add depth pieces to get better.

With the Super Bowl set to be hosted in Atlanta what a first championship it could be for the team. Winning in front of their home crowd would be a huge accomplishment, one that would be unforgettable.

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The Falcons off-season cannot end soon enough for a team looking to win a championship. They will open the season against the defending champion Eagles in a big opening week game for a team looking to set a tone.