The most noise Atlanta has made during free agency happened today with the signing of Steven Jackson.
The Falcons are a team who has been on the cusp of getting to the Super Bowl recently, something every team would like to be year in, year out. They are remaining relavent with smart decisions like the ones they’ve made so far during the 2013 Free Agent signing period.
If you have something that works, your top priority is maintaining it. Atlanta has done that by convincing Tony Gonzalez to keep playing, resigning Sam Baker and signing Jackson.
Jackson’s signing filled the only real hole Atlanta had heading into the offseason after the release of Michael Turner, one of the most consistent and dependable backs in the NFL during recent years. Jackson’s own dependability and effectiveness enables the Falcons to press on without skipping a beat.
Basically, Jackson may not the the final piece of the puzzle that pushes Atlanta over the top, but he’ll be one of the pieces that allows them ...