The Atlanta Falconshave a very long offseason ahead of them. After finishing the 2012 campaign as one of the strongest NFC teams in recent history, the Falcons decided to take a major dive in 2013. Thanks to a surplus of injuries and underachievers on the offensive and defensive lines, the Falcons are contemplating hitting the “restart” button on the entire franchise.
Now, most Falcons fans are expecting a rebound year in 2014, but that all depends on what Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff wants to do with his team’s offensive weapons. First and foremost; the Falcons will need to do something in order to fill the void that Tony Gonzalez is going to leave. The surefire Hall of Fame tight end is retiring despite still playing at such a high level.
Even still, tight end isn’t the only position in question as wide receiver also carries it’s fair share of issues. Believe it or not; Harry Douglas was easily the team’s best wideout in 2013 with over 1,000 yards receiving and two touchdowns. At 29 years old, Douglas is under contract for two more years while Roddy White is owed $5 million in 2014 and nothing after that.
Needless to say, Dimitroff is in a sticky situation with his wideouts and the Julio Jones‘ recovery hasn’t even been talked about yet!