All that aside, the team is full of talent and simply needs a few course corrections to be competitive in one of the more inconsistent divisions in the NFL.
Luckily anyone who picks the Atlanta Falcons in Madden 23 isn’t subject to the wild year-long suspension wide receiver Calvin Ridley was given. This means that the team has a decent amount of weapons on offense. Outside of figuring out if Marcus Mariota or rookie Desmond Ridder is the answer at quarterback, the toughest task for anyone using the Falcons in franchise mode is putting together a defense that can stop other teams.
There are some good young pieces on the defensive line, and AJ Terrell and Grady Jarrett are outstanding at their given positions. That said, the Falcons have not put together a solid entire unit in decades, but Madden players can change that.
The idea of using Geno Smith or Drew Lock at quarterback in Madden 23 doesn’t drive excitement. That being said, the idea of getting to throw to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf on offense does. Finding a franchise quarterback isn’t easy, but the Seattle Seahawks, thanks to the Denver Broncos trade, have plenty of ammunition to move in the draft for a guy at the position.
It’s a team with a lot of holes, but that fanbase in the Pacific Northwest has proven that if they have a competitor on the field, it’s hard to find a place as loud and intimidating as the 12th man they display at every home game.