Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t be in a rush to get rid of Matt Ryan
The Atlanta Falcons are off to a horrid 0-5 start.
After Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank pulled the trigger and relieved Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff of their duties. Many fans believe that the quarterback should be next.
While it’s easy to see that the Atlanta Falcons are in reset mode, getting rid of Matt Ryan wouldn’t be the smartest thing to do right now. Say what you want about Ryan, no one can argue that he isn’t a competent quarterback.
People are wanting to Falcons to get rid of Ryan for two reasons. One, they don’t like him and blame him for everything wrong with the Falcons, and two, there are two shiny new toys that everyone has their eyes on in Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields.
Rookie QB’s won’t solve the Atlanta Falcons issues.
While having either one of those guys on the team would look good for the future, the Falcons are not the team to replace a 13-year starter with a rookie quarterback, at this time.
The defense, which is the worst in the league would leave either one of those guys out to dry game in and game out. The Falcons should focus on fixing the defense long before they think about getting rid of Ryan and bringing in a young quarterback.
The last thing any front office should want to do is put a young quarterback in a position where he has to go out and save the day, game after game.
How would the Atlanta Falcons go about getting rid of Ryan in the first place?
He doesn’t have a cap-friendly deal and how many teams are willing to trade young players and draft picks to get Ryan? What else would the Falcons have to give up in order for a team to bite on a deal?
These are all questions that are not easy to answer.
A new era of Atlanta Falcons football is among us. It’s easy to understand why people want the team to go all ”out with the old, in with the new”, but let’s not rush the process. Ryan is still a good NFL quarterback and whoever ends up being the GM and head coach should realize that and not kick him to the curb so quick.
There are a lot more issues that this team needs to fix in the near future not named Matt Ryan.