Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Smith fired

The Atlanta Falcons have made a switch ahead of Black Monday firing Head Coach Arthur Smith after another disappointing season. During his tenure as the Atlanta Falcons Head Coach, Smith finished every season 7-10 finishing his career with a record of 21-30. The move comes as no surprise as the Atlanta Falcons lost four of their last five games including a brutal loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Arthur Smith was never able to fully utilize all of the Atlanta Falcons weapons like Bijan Robinson, Drake London and Kyle Pitts. Smith’s choice to use players outside of their top picks more prominently in the offense certainly had a hand in Arthur Blank and Terry Fontenot’s decision to move on.

The Atlanta Falcons will be one of the more attractive destinations for a Head Coach as they’ll join a division with two teams in serious cap trouble and the Panthers will not have a first round pick in this years draft. The Falcons job comes with a great offense outside of quarterback, an issue that can be fixed with the eighth pick or by trading up in the draft.

Atlanta Falcons: Offense has to improve in 2024-2025

The Atlanta Falcons offense will have to make significant strides next season as they underperformed for how much talent they have. They finished the season scoring just 18.9 points per game which ranked them 26th in the NFL. The Falcons will most likely look to draft a quarterback with the eighth overall pick as they’ve had a revolving door at the position after Matt Ryan’s departure. The Falcons will draft in the range where they can select a player like Michael Penix Jr or Jayden Daniels to be the face of their franchise going forwards. If the Falcons look to pursue a veteran quarterback as a bridge option Tyrod Taylor would be a great option as the veteran looked great down the stretch for the New York Giants.

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