Just three years ago on this day, the Atlanta Falcons were playing in Super Bowl 51 against the New England Patriots. This season went a bit differently for the Falcons as they failed to clinch a playoff berth.
In Atlanta’s fifth season under Dan Quinn, the team compiled a 7-9 record for the second straight year. Given the talent on the roster, a 7-9 record is considered a dreadful season for the Falcons.
With the offseason steadily approaching, this is a time for the Falcons to mold their roster back into a contender. However, Atlanta is beginning the offseason with only $6.1 million in cap space, per Spotrac.
Due to having a minuscule amount of money to spend, this offseason is a vital one for the Falcons. For Atlanta to return to being a successful franchise, they’ll need to make some roster moves.
That includes releasing players, trading players, or restructuring contracts. Aside from free agency, the Falcons also need to have a productive draft in April. In light of that, here are the three steps to a perfect offseason for the Falcons.