Thomas Dimitroff’s five best picks as Falcons GM
I am sure this one will be controversial, however, that will have nothing to do with Matt Ryan. That will be because no matter what Ryan has accomplished as an Atlanta Falcon, there are some in this city that simply do not like and or appreciate what he has done as the QB of the franchise.
There has never been a more polarizing player to ever play a sport in Atlanta. Ever.
Matt Ryan was taken 3rd overall by Thomas Dimitroff in the 2008 NFL draft – Dimitroff’s first as the GM of the Falcons. He could not have made a better choice. The franchise needed a new face and leader after what Michael Vick had put them through just 18 months prior and they drafted the perfect guy for that.
The 2008 NFL draft was not one for those that needed a franchise NFL QB, matter of fact MAtt Ryan was only one of two QB’s taken in the first 55 picks, the other was of course Joe Flacco. The next QB did not come off the board until pick 56 in the 2nd round when current Purdue OC Brian Brohm was selected by the Packers.
Matt Ryan owns every Falcons QB record possible and several NFL records too; he is also is the only QB in franchise history to have back-to-back winning seasons. Matt Ryan has the most wins, most consecutive starts, most playoff wins, most TD’s, most yards and most completions. Matt also was the fastest NFL QB to throw for 40 thousand yards and the also owns the record for most yards in a QB’s first ten years.
He has led this team to seven winning seasons, eight non-losing seasons, six playoff appearances, two NFC titles and one Super Bowl appearance. Say what you want about Super Bowl 51, but Ryan’s performance in that game is one of the greatest performances by a QB in the history of the game.
Enjoy greatness, it’s not often we get to have a front row seat.