Coleman turns 26 in April, and although his 2018 season is viewed as a disappointment, he still gained 1,076 total yards and scored nine times on 199 touches, including 4.8 yards per carry. Over the past three seasons, Coleman has shown RB1 upside when he receives 10+ carries, though he’s joining a crowded backfield that also features Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida.
This would be a pretty shocking signing if not for the 49ers purported interest in LeVeon Bell earlier this week. Already in good shape at running back with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida, Kyle Shanahan has added Coleman, whom he coached during his stint in Atlanta. This one has RBBC written all over it.
Coleman has a cherry matchup against the Buccaneers but may have a Brian Hill problem if Atlanta decides to give the youngster an extended look. Consider Coleman a RB3 with both a low floor and a high ceiling.
Despite head coach Dan Quinn saying Tevin Coleman (groin) would practice today, the running back did not participate.
The Falcons have nothing to play for and Coleman is likely a goner in free agency, so it is conceivable they just roll with Brian Hill to see if his eight carry, 115-yard outburst last week was a fluke. If he gets the nod, Hill would be a volume-based RB2.