Back to the Atlanta Falcons Newsfeed

Scott Pioli’s departure and what might come next for the Falcons and their former assistant GM

Scott Pioli is gone. The Falcons’ assistant GM over the past five years closed out his final chapter in Atlanta with an offensive line-heavy draft, and now he’ll ride into the next chapter of his life. We have no idea what that is, and we have no exact idea why he’s moving on, though he appears ready for a change one way or the other.

This has been an offseason of change and uncertainty in Atlanta, with Pioli’s exit only the latest log thrown on the fire. You don’t have to squint very hard to see the Falcons doing great things in 2019, but few things are less desirable to nosy bloggers and fans than not knowing the full story or the likely outcome of major decisions.