They finished with the No. 15 scoring offense in 2022 and could be even more dangerous in 2023.
A segment on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football asked the hosts to pick a dark horse for the NFL’s No. 1 offense in 2023. Kyle Brandt picked the Falcons.
The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns were picked by his co-hosts. Brandt said he had “Darkhorse sensitivity.” He wanted his pick to be a true underdog.
He rapid-fired several reasons why the Falcons could be extremely dangerous on offense, proving at least one national pundit has been paying attention to what’s going on in Atlanta.
“This would be a big surprise,” said Kyle Brandt of the Falcons. “The weapons are there. The youth is there. The head coach has been around and coached really good offenses. Bijan Robinson is your offensive rookie of the year. Kyle Pitts has the explosion we’ve been waiting for, and Desmond Ridder can just sling it, and it’s one of the most pleasant surprises of the season.”
“Guys, we’ve been waiting for someone in the NFC South to do something and claim this thing for a couple years. If Atlanta shows up and it just works in that dome and Arthur Smith is running things, I would love that.”
“THAT would be a surprise, and I’m here for it,” concluded Brandt.
Seeing the Falcons jump to the No. 1 offense in the NFL wouldn’t just be a surprise, it would be a shock. However, seeing them become one of the NFL’s most efficient offenses and climb into the top 10 after a No. 15 finish last year isn’t out of the question.
Brandt mentioned the Falcons’ youth. Desmond Ridder is still 23, Tyler Allgeier 23, Kyle Pitts 22, Drake London 22, and Bijan Robinson 21 (Atlanta Falcons Roster). They have one of the top offensive lines in the NFL. If Ridder “can just sling it,” the Falcons are going to be one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the league.