Falcons rookie Jalen Mayfield has earned the right to keep his job, says Steve Wyche

Early season struggles have turned into midseason success
Podcast Episode
Dukes & Bell
Jalen Mayfield's development has been a good story, says Steve Wyche
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing

The Atlanta Falcons (2-3) will travel to Miami this weekend with a chance to improve to .500 with a road victory over the Dolphins (1-5) this Sunday.

After struggling severely in the early parts of the season, the Falcons' offensive line has shown steady improvement over the past few weeks and as a result the offense has been more consistent. Matt Ryan (342 yds, 2TDs vs. Jets) has been able to operate without being under constant pressure.

One of the main reasons for the improvement of the offensive line has been the steady progress of rookie OG Jalen Mayfield.

After struggling to adjust to the speed of the NFL game in the early weeks of the season, the third-round pick from Michigan has cut down on his penalties (5 total) and sacks allowed (4 total) as the Falcons offense has averaged 28.5 points per game over the past two contests.

Listen to Atlanta sports talk now on Audacy and shop the latest Falcons team gear

When NFL Network’s Sam Wyche joined Dukes and Bell earlier this week, he had plenty of good things to say about the Falcons rookie.