Despite doing a very good job for the Denver Broncos over the last two years, the AFC champions have allowed return specialist Trindon Holliday hit the free agency market, as the Atlanta Falcons seem like the likeliest team to sign him.
Holliday, 27, will be entering his fourth NFL season, although he only made his debut in 2011 with the Houston Texans. In the 2012 season he was traded to the Denver Broncos, and has scored two kick return touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns for the team since then.
However, besides returns he has close to zero influence offensively, with a total of two receptions for 17 yards and one rush for 7 yards in his career. His size (5’5, 177 lbs) makes him prone to big hits and fumbles, with 10 drops combined over the last two seasons for the Texans and the Broncos.
The Falcons have brought Holliday in for a visit, regardless of his weaknesses. It gives them an opportunity give Jacquizz Rodgers time to focus on just running the ball and become a bigger factor in the offense, while taking away the punt return duties from cornerback Robert McClain.
Hey, they might even find a way to involve Holliday in their offense, although something tells me that Mike Smith, not the most creative of head coaches and now in danger of getting fired after an awful season with everything going wrong for him, isn’t going to try too many new things and change a formula that for the most part has been very successful since he took over.
Holliday, who is a BCS and SEC champion in his college days with the LSU Tigers has a total of four return touchdowns in the NFL, gaining a total of 2079 yards and there’s a very good chance that he is the fastest player in the NFL, which will be enough to make the Falcons consider him to be their return specialist despite his turnover problems.