Atlanta Falcons 2017 Positional Breakdown Series: Quarterbacks
Face of the Franchise
Starter: Matt Ryan. Age: 31
For years, many around the NFL down played the 2017 MVP because of his past losses in the playoffs and a lack of protection surrounding him, but Matt Ryan has finally became a household name across the NFL and fans in Atlanta couldn’t be happier.
After a historical season orchestrated by Ryan, that would become the league’s number one offense, he proved to many doubters from the previous seasons that he is the alpha male not only in the Falcons’ locker room but also away from the game by showing tremendous leadership as Atlanta made their way to Super Bowl 51.
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Now with a target on their backs, the Falcons are going to have fans across the league watching their every move and teams highlighting the weeks they get their chance to upset the reigning NFC champions. Now equipped with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and versatile rookies like Brian Hill, Eric Saubert, and Sean Harlow, Ryan will look to bring the Falcons close to another deep playoff run in the 2017 season.
2017 Stats Prediction
4,678 Passing Yards – 67.9 percent completion rate
35 Passing Touchdowns – 12 Interceptions