The Atlanta Falcons are a team looking to take the next step in 2023 after adding some young pieces to their squad as they begin to rebuild in the post-Matt Ryan era.
With the quarterback position set with Desmond Ridder the Week 1 starter moving forward, the team needs some help with their new starter’s passing game under center to reach his potential.
Fortunately, the team brought in Mack Hollins in free agency, who played well for the Las Vegas Raiders last season and will continue to develop second-year wide receiver Drake London.
According to NFL insider Jordan Schultz, the team also signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Scotty Miller to strengthen the receiving corps, but they didn’t stop there as they recently brought in Slade Bolden.
East #alabama Standout WR Slade Bolden told me he signed with #falcon Today.
Bolden, 24, his rookie year #crows After winning the national title with the Tide in 2020.
— Jordan Schultz (@Scultz_Report) May 14, 2023
While the Falcons’ receiving corps isn’t intimidating and won’t intimidate their opponents next season, Atlanta could begin to right the ship if players like Bolden, London, Hollins and Miller exceed expectations.
A lot will depend on Ridder being the right man for the job under center in Atlanta, because it all begins and ends with the quarterback position, which, it goes without saying, is the most important position on the field.
It remains to be seen whether Ridder can help turn things around in Atlanta, but the team has faith in his ability, and that could be enough for him to prove his worth in 2023.
Last season, Ridder played in four games for the Falcons, recording 708 passing yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions.
He also ran for 64 yards on 16 carries in those four games.
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