Last year, the Falcons averaged a phenomenal 33.8 points on average per contest and an even better 36 points during the postseason. No key playmakers on offense are going anywhere in 2017. Assuming Steve Sarkisian picks up where Kyle Shanahan left off, this should prime the Falcons for more of the same high-scoring action this fall.
Quarterback Matt Ryan had a spectacular 2016 when he passed for a career-high 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. It was not surprising when he was named the NFL MVP of the season. His production should continue with Julio Jones headlining the Falcons’ brilliant cast of pass-catchers. Jones himself tallied 83 reception for 1,409 yards, averaging 17 yards per catch.
Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for 1,599 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns, ranking them both in the top 11 in scoring. They’re both young and not even close to taking a step back.
Things really can’t get much brighter looking at the Falcons offense approaching the start of the season.