Matt Ryan has been lights out this season. The former Boston College quarterback is looking like the best quarterback in the entire NFL.
Going into this season, a narrative existed that Matt Ryan was washed up and that despite the insane talent the Falcons had on offense, Ryan would be a turn-over machine.
Well, ladies and gentleman, that narrative is dead-on-arrival.
More from Blogging Dirty
- Atlanta Falcons are the perfect fit for Leonard Floyd
- 3 Largest Atlanta Falcons 2023 dead cap hits
- Atlanta Falcons trade up for a quarterback in this full mock draft
- Atlanta Falcons: 3 trade packages to land first-overall pick
- 3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t fear Derek Carr and the Saints
Looking at the first four weeks of the NFL season, Ryan has tossed 11 touchdowns, 1473 yards, and only two interceptions. More importantly, Ryan has led the Falcons to a 3-1 record and is leading the NFC South standings.
Moving forward, it is important for the Falcons to maintain the momentum that they have established in the first quarter of the season. The Falcons have been over-performing on defense and have been performing spectacularly on defense. It is not realistic for Atlanta to keep having their defense play above their talent levels.
Because Atlanta will eventually need Ryan to carry this team, he should be the leading candidate for MVP of the NFL. While it is impressive for a quarterback to perform well on a team that is stacked with talent and does not need him to win games for the team to be successful, Ryan does not have that luxury.
For the Falcons to keep winning, Ryan will have to keep making plays down the stretch. Luckily, the way Ryan has been playing of late gives me no reason to not believe he will be able to capitalize on his golden chance.
Lastly, if I were a betting man, I’d throw an entire year’s salary on Matt Ryan. Against all odds, Ryan has righted his career and will be this season’s MVP.