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What’s the Status of the Falcons Receiving Core as Free Agency Closes In?

NFL.com has a new article out discussing how things look to be shaping up with free agency ready to start very soon, and how teams wide receiver cores are looking going into the process.

The Falcons have one of the best in the game in Julio Jones, but could use some needed depth at the position for 2020 and beyond.

You can read the entire article HERE – for now here’s what the piece says about the Falcons receiver situation.

Top three WRs in 2019: Julio Jones (99-1,394-6), Calvin Ridley (63-866-7), Russell Gage (49-446-1).

Atlanta’s receivers were targeted 421 times in 2019, the most in the NFL. Only the Chiefs called more passing plays on first down in the first half of games (64.2%) than the Falcons (55.3%) which gives us some clues about how their playbook works. This offseason is likely to be centered on defense, which will help increase the impact of this passing game’s efficiency. With Jones — whose 77 receiving first downs ranked second in the NFL in 2019 — signed through 2023 and Ridley under team control through 2022, improving the Falcons’ passing game is less of a priority than other positions with respect to projecting wins.


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