As Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets set for his 12th NFL, only five active quarterbacks have played in more games.
Since 2008, the Atlanta Falcons have a 102-74 record during the regular season. The Falcons have the sixth most wins since 2008 behind the Patriots, Steelers, Packers, Saints, and Ravens. Historically the Atlanta Falcons have been one of the worst franchises in terms of win-loss record percentage as they are ranked 30th.
Shockingly enough the Atlanta Falcons have been one of the better NFL teams the last eleven years and that is all thanks to Matt Ryan. Entering his 12th season he has put up incredible numbers and will end up in the Hall of Fame. Since his rookie year Ryan has been the difference maker the Falcons have needed for ages.
Through his first eleven seasons, Ryan ranks 12th in all time passing yards with 46,720 yards. If Ryan is able to throw for at least 4,755 passing yards this upcoming season, he will pass John Elway and become ninth all time in passing yards. Ryan has surpassed multiple Hall of Famers and will likely finish in the top five all time if he continues his level of play.
This upcoming season Matt Ryan will also pass John Elway in touchdowns. Currently Matt Ryan has 295 passing touchdowns and needs six to pass Elway. There are six active quarterbacks in the top ten for career passing touchdowns: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Phillip Rivers, and Eli Manning. It will be a few seasons before Ryan takes more leaps in that statistical category.
Matt Ryan has been a great quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and deserves so much more credit than he is given. Falcons’ fans bashing him on Twitter is ridiculous. Ryan has put up Hall of Fame numbers and continues to win as the Falcons have the sixth most wins since 2008. Some fans will not understand how good he is until he retires.
Among active quarterbacks, Matt Ryan is top five at his position. Ryan putting up these numbers is truly incredible, as he has gone through four offensive coordinators in his career.
A bold prediction for Matt Ryan during the 2019 season is 40 touchdowns and 5,000 yards. Ryan is primed for a huge year as thirteen of their sixteen games are indoors. He has plenty of weapons with Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Calvin Ridley, and Austin Hooper. Dirk Koetter coming back to Atlanta will also be huge for Matt Ryan.