Three shock cuts the Falcons may make this offseason
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 29: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons talks with Matt Schaub #eight earlier than the beginning of a recreation in opposition to the Carolina Panthers at Financial institution of America Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photograph by Grant Halverson/Getty Photos)Consecutive playoff journeys now adopted by three straight shedding seasons.It’s been a disconcerting three seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, who final made the playoffs in 2017 and really received a postseason recreation that 12 months. Since then, there have been back-to-back 7-9 campaigns after which the underside fell out in 2020. Dan Quinn was dismissed after a 0-5 begin. Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris took over as interim head coach and the staff completed 4-12, the membership’s worst document since an an identical mark in 2013.Not solely is there a brand new head coach in former Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, there’s a change within the entrance workplace with the hiring of normal supervisor Terry Fontenot (see Kevin Patra of NFL.com). He’s already began to trim the roster with the current releases of free security Ricardo Allen and defensive finish Allen Bailey. So who else may the staff let go of as free company approaches and the membership seems to make extra room with regards to the wage cap (see Spotrac)?3. QB Matt SchaubHe started his NFL profession in 2004 as a third-round draft choose by the Falcons. He finally was dealt to the Houston Texans after three years in Atlanta and was really a two-time Professional Bowler with that membership. Matt Schaub, who led the Texans to AFC South titles in 2011 and ’14, would finally be a part of the Raiders and Ravens however returned to the Falcons in 2016. He made a begin for Atlanta in 2019 however has really not logged lots of enjoying time currently.He and Matt Ryan are at present the one signal-callers on the roster. However don’t be shocked if GM Terry Fontenot strikes on from the 39-year-old professional and provides a younger quarterback(s) from the school ranks.