The Facts: The Falcons announced Tuesday that they have signed Koo and punter Allen to a one-year contract extensions. Koo, 25, and Allen, 29, played in Atlanta's final eight games of the 2019 season and each proved to be worthy additions to the roster.
Diehards Line: Koo was signed after the Falcons decided to part ways with longtime veteran Matt Bryant. In his first action with Atlanta, Koo made all four of his field goal attempts and both extra point attempts during the Falcons' 26-9 victory in New Orleans. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts. Koo was also named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers when he made all four of his field goal and extra point attempts and recovered a fumble on a kickoff in Atlanta's 40-20 win. More impressive than his consistent performance on field goals and extra points was Koo's near-perfect ability to hit onside kicks. The Falcons recovered three-straight onside kicks in their Thanksgiving night loss to the Saints, although one was ruled back due to penalty, and Koo again converted an onside kick that was called off due to a penalty later in the year against the San Francisco 49ers.