Ranking every Matt Ryan season the Falcons starting quarterback
10. 2015 Season
The 2015 season for the Atlanta Falcons was one of the most gut-wrenching seasons in franchise history. Many fans had high hopes for this team after a 5-0 start. They fell back down to earth and would finish the year 8-8.
Matt Ryan had 4,591 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and an 89.0 passer rating. This season was one of the most disrespectful because fans wanted to get rid of him and draft Deshaun Watson before the 2016 season started.
The most memorable moment from this season was upsetting the 14-0 Carolina Panthers ending their win streak after they got destroyed two weeks before. Ryan had horrible turnovers this season but no one else was able to step up on the team. Other than Julio Jones and Desmond Trufant, no one else on the Falcons had a great season in 2015.
9. 2009 Season
The 2009 season was bittersweet for the Atlanta Falcons. They finished the year 9-7 and had back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history. They did end up missing the playoffs and Matt Ryan missed two-game because of injury.
The worst part of the 2009 season was the Saints winning the Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts. Bounty Gate was later revealed putting an asterisk next to their only Super Bowl.
Matt Ryan finished the year with 2,916 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and an 80.9 passer rating. Ryan had a bit of a sophomore slump but had a good season for a second-year player at the time.
8. 2008 Season
The 2008 season for the Atlanta Falcons was special. They decided to take a gamble and draft Matt Ryan to finally replace Michael Vick. This move proved to pay dividends as he is on his way to the Hall of Fame.
The Falcons finished with an 11-5 record shocking everyone after finishing 4-12 the previous season. Matt Ryan had 3,440 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and an 87.7 passer rating. The rules have changed making it easier to pass after Ryan’s rookie year.
The Falcons going 11-5 with a rookie quarterback after the season they had in 2007 was incredible. The most memorable part of his rookie year was his last-second throw against the Bears. Sam Baker allowed a pressure but Ryan still threw a dime to Michael Jenkins to set up the game-winning field goal.