The Atlanta Falcons fell short of their ultimate goal for the 2017 season. With time I’m sure we’ll all move on and start to get excited about the future. Right now we’re still mourning last weekend’s loss in the divisional round, and that’s OK.
Meanwhile, we’ve entered the time of year when various awards and accolades are handed out. Yesterday the Pro Football Writers of America (an organization of accredited writers that cover the NFL) released their All NFL, All AFC, and All NFC teams yesterday. The Falcons weren’t prominently featured.
Only one Falcons player made the “All NFC” team: Julio Jones. This is Jones’ third consecutive selection to the All NFC team. Jones had yet another productive campaign, but he wasn’t one of the NFL’s two best receivers in their estimation. (That’s why he’s on the All NFC team, as opposed to the All NFL team.) The exclusion of all other Falcons is a little head scratching. Quarterback and blocker extraordinaire Alex Mack should’ve garnered some consideration.