Falcons dubbed ‘most stable’  franchise in NFL 


Falcons dubbed ‘most stable’  franchise in NFL 

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Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, left, and quarterback Matt Ryan share a laugh while preparing to play the New England Patriots on October 22, 2017, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

The Atlanta Falcons are in a good position heading into the 2018 season. According to The Ringer, the Falcons are the “most stable” franchise in the NFL. However, Danny Kelly of The Ringer, describes the Falcons high ranking as a product of the rest of the league’s turmoil.

“If this feels underwhelming, that’s because, well, it is underwhelming—but the Falcons’ place atop these rankings hints at the current state of tumult across the league,” Kelly wrote. “This isn’t the sexy top pick, but it’s hard to find a team that checks more stability boxes.”

Since Dan Quinn took over as the Falcons head coach in 2015, he has complied a regular season record of 29-19, lead the team to three playoff wins, a Super Bowl and produced an MVP. Not many coaches can claim those qualities. Quinn is no where close to losing his job.

Both coordinators will be back in 2018. Another year for Matt Ryan under Steve Sarkisian should help the offense recover from a down year. Plus, Marquand Manuel’s young and improved defense will return most of its starters. 

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