Falcons crack top 10 in TD Wire’s post-free agency power rankings

No team made a bigger splash over the first two weeks of NFL free agency than the Atlanta Falcons. On the first day of the new league year, the team signed former Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins to a four-year deal with $100 million in guarantees.

After missing the playoffs for six straight seasons, the Falcons will look to Cousins to end their postseason drought and maximize the team’s offensive weapons, including Drake London, Kyle Pitts and Bijan Robinson.

While Atlanta still has needs on the defensive side of the ball, the team holds three picks in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL draft to address them. So where do the Falcons currently rank after adding Cousins to the roster?

Atlanta was listed as the No. 7 team in the NFL in Touchdown Wire’s post-free agency power rankings:

While it does feel odd to see the team ranked in the top 10 after so many consecutive years of mediocrity, however, you could argue that Atlanta was a quarterback away from winning the NFC South in 2023.

The team didn’t lose any major players in free agency and there’s still time to upgrade on defense. The Falcons would benefit from re-signing veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell, assuming he doesn’t retire.

Atlanta is potentially one good draft away from becoming an actual contender in the NFC.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire