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Atlanta’s franchise cornerstones going into the 2022 season

What is a franchise cornerstone? To put it simply, a player whom a franchise can rely on to give the team high level production, both in the short term and for years to come. I would classify “high level” as near Pro Bowl or better. Every franchise has them, some have more than others.

Today, with Training Camp under way and the 2022 season on the horizon, I’d like to identify the players who fit that criteria for the Falcons. As a fun exercise, I hope to make this an annual series, identifying who the team’s continued cornerstones are going into each season, in a sort of “State of the Union” reflection.