2. Atlanta Falcons
No matter how hard they try, there’s nothing the Atlanta Falcons can say or do this offseason that’s going to help take the pain away from blowing that 25-point lead in the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. The good news is as long as Matt Ryan is calling the shots under center, the Falcons’ offense will most likely be one of the best in the league once again during the 2016 season.
The defense, however, is a different story for Atlanta, but at least the potential certainly seems to be there when looking at how young some of their key players are. And one of the positives from the first few days of free agency on the Falcons’ end was reaching a contract extension with Courtney Upshaw, who showed a ton of potential during his first season with the team in 2016.
It should also be noted that after having one of the league’s most dominant duos at running back in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, it will be interesting to see how fullback Patrick DiMarco signing with the Buffalo Bills impacts Atlanta. Keep in mind DiMarco was one of the main reasons why Freeman and Coleman were able to find so many open holes throughout the 2016 season, as it will be difficult to find another fullback who is just as effective.