Atlanta Falcons training camp for the 2023 NFL season is nearly here. This space will be your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about their summer sessions that are open to the public and some of the biggest storylines heading into camp.
While the Falcons showed some good things last season, including scoring surprise wins over the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, the team could never gain any real momentum. Their run game could be dominant at times, but other areas of their performance were a letdown.
That specifically was the case for quarterback Marcus Mariota who could not be effective in every part of his game last season. It is why he eventually lost his job to rookie Desmond Ridder. This season will be all about building off the positives of 2022 and trying to fix shortcomings to take a step forward in 2023 after a 7-10 finish last year.
With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the Atlanta Falcons training camp schedule and some of the other key storylines heading into the end of July.
Atlanta Falcons training camp schedule
Atlanta Falcons training camp begins on Thursday, July 27. Practices will run for several hours, with multiple joint practices mixed in. Here’s the Dirty Birds training camp schedule that will be open to the public at IBM Performance Field in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
- July 27 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- July 28 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- July 29 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- July 31 – Open practice begins at 10 AM
- Aug. 1 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- Aug. 2 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- Aug. 4 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- Aug. 5 – Open practice begins at 9:30 AM
- Aug. 26 – Open practice begins at 2 PM
- Aug. 27 – Open practice begins at 1 PM
Top storylines for Atlanta Falcons training camp
Who wins the 2023 Atlanta Falcons quarterback battle?
While Ridder will be the favorite to be the Falcons starting QB in Week 1, the organization did sign veteran backup Taylor Heinicke, a player that has shown he can be an effective starter during his time in Washington. Ridder is a third-round pick and does not have the same expectation levels of being a first-rounder.
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Meaning, his role running the offense is not guaranteed, and if he falters in training camp and Heincke shines he could be ousted without prejudice.
Watching top pick Bijan Robinson’s development
One of the biggest stories in Falcons training camp will be how quickly Bijan Robinson can build chemistry with his offensive line. Atlanta was the third-best running team in the NFL last season, so the star rookie comes into a situation where he can make an impact immediately.
And he needs to do that after being a rare first-round pick in an era where offenses have gone away from relying on running back. The faster Robinson can assimilate to the level of play in the league the better the start Atlanta will have in 2023.
What is the influence of uber-veteran Calais Campbell?
One of the notable signings the Atlanta Falcons made during the 2023 offseason was of veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell. The pass-rushing great is well past his prime but he is highly regarded as a strong locker room leader. Something Atlanta lacked last season. This summer will be huge for Campbell and helping the coaching staff mold the team into a unified and productive unit heading into the season.
Head coach Arthur Smith’s make-or-break beginning
This will be year three in the tenure of head coach Arthur Smith, and in today’s game that is make or break. The former Titans offensive coordinator has had back-to-back 7-10 finishes to start his career leading an NFL team and with head coaches getting less time than ever to build and develop a team, Smith and Atlanta must win several more games this season and contend for a playoff spot if he is to keep his job.
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FAQ for Falcons training camp
Where is Falcons training camp 2023?
The Atlanta Falcons training camp in 2023 will take place at the IBM Performance Field in Flowery Branch, GA. It has been their home for summer practices for the previous four years.
Can fans go to Falcons training camp?
Yes, fans can attend the Falcons training camp in person again this year. This summer there will be 10 days during July and August when Dirty Bird fans can see their favorite pro football team up close during practice.
Can you get autographs at Falcons training camp?
Following each practice, there will be opportunities for fans to interact with some players and get autographs.
How much does it cost to go to Falcons training camp?
Tickets to training camps are completely free, however, they are given out on a first-come, first-served basis and they are now available on the Falcons Ticketmaster website.