Kwiatkoski was a fourth-round draft selection of the Chicago Bears back in the 2016 NFL Draft and played four years with the team. The 28-year-old played in 20 games over the last two seasons with the Raiders.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 12, 2022
Ryan Pace, who was the GM with the Bears, now has that same position with the Falcons. Kwiatkoski signed a three-year deal with the Raiders worth $21 million but he only lasted a few years there and was often injured during that tenure. He missed 9 games in 2020 and 12 games in 2021.
A lot of ex #Bears heading to Atlanta with Ryan Pace there.
— The GOAT House (@GoatHouseNFL) May 12, 2022
According to the NFL Network, the Falcons signed Kwiatkoski to a one-year deal.
The Falcons’ defense struggled last year, especially up front, so this new addition can’t do anything but help this team. Atlanta gets a linebacker with experience at bargain-basement prices without having to give up anything.
If Kwiatkoski can just stay healthy, this could end up being a steal for the Falcons. Atlanta had one of the worst defensive lines in the league last year, which showed a lot in their losses. They needed someone to put more pressure on the quarterback and they could use as much help as they could get especially in a rebuilding year.
What a defensive play by Nick Kwiatkoski midway through the 1st! 💪pic.twitter.com/SOHaeBZfvN
— Raider Nation (@RaidersNationCP) November 1, 2020