Why Austin Ekeler to the Falcons would make perfect sense

Austin Ekeler, Chargers
Dec 1, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) runs for a touchdown in second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons offense has slowly declined since their Super Bowl appearance in 2016. From offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan leaving to be the head coach in San Francisco, to a handful of offensive contributors leaving through free agency and trades, the Falcons find themselves entering a bit of a rebuild in 2020.

One of the biggest areas of weakness on Atlanta’s offense last season was their rushing attack. They finished the season as the 30th ranked rushing offense, averaging just 85 yards per contest.

Most fans will point to running back Devonta Freeman as the main culprit, as he’s declined in production in recent years. Replacing him in free agency or the draft is definitely a possibility this offseason.

One name to keep an eye on is Los Angeles Chargers tail back Austin Ekeler.