Jets 24, Falcons 16: TE Kyle Pitts Shines In Atlanta’s Preseason Loss

Jets 24, Falcons 16: TE Kyle Pitts Shines In Atlanta’s Preseason Loss

Published August 23, 2022
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When the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets held a pair of joint practices over the weekend, tight end Kyle Pitts was a hot topic. And Monday night at MetLife Stadium, Pitts lived up to the hype during his first preseason action in 2022.

While the Falcons stood at second-and-six early in the first quarter, Pitts completed a 52-yard reception from quarterback Marcus Mariota. Pitts’ lone contribution helped the Falcons finish their first drive of the night with 72-yards on seven plays.

“It makes it easy when you have a guy like Kyle,” Marcus Mariota said during an interview with ESPN. “We felt good about the play. And we felt good about the look. Hats off to Kyle for making a great play.”

Mariota received more playing time against the Jets, and the veteran quarterback put on a clinic. Mariota appeared in the Falcons’ first three drives of the night, where he went 6-for-10 for 132 yards and one touchdown.