Matt Ryan trade packages so ridiculous, they’ll make Falcons fans sick
The latest onslaught of potential trade scenarios for Matt Ryan are so ridiculous, they may make Atlanta Falcons legitimately sick to their stomach.
There have been plenty of discussions since early in the 2020 season that the Falcons may look to deal Matt Ryan this offseason as a way to free up cap space and to begin with a fresh rebuild moving forward. That being said, some of these concocted trades from national media analysts are just ridiculous.
Here’s a look at a few:
- New England Patriots give 2022 second and sixth-round draft picks for Ryan.
- Indianapolis Colts give 2022 fourth and fifth-round draft picks
- Washington Football Team gives 2022 second and fifth-round draft picks
It’s one thing to understand you aren’t going to get a superstar in return for Matt Ryan, but they must just think the Falcons are stupid
Sobleski points out that the Falcons won’t be able to get any compensation for Ryan in the form of 2021 NFL Draft picks because of the structure of his contract, which is likely true because if the Falcons trade Ryan before June 1st, you’re talking about $49 million of dead money owed.
That being said, these trade packages still serve as almost no benefit to the Falcons and, instead, would be advantages for the other teams in the deals- the Colts, Patriots and Washington- looking for a quarterback.
The truth of the matter is that trading Matt Ryan away would be a poor financial move and something that would hurt the Falcons for not just this year, but potentially the next as well.
That’s why it’s not going to happen and these potential trade packages should hit home for many fans who are pushing so hard for a trade why it surely shouldn’t happen.
You’re not going to get a big return for Matt Ryan, so if you’re in the camp of trading him, you better get ready for a deal that is going to make you sick to your stomach.
Unless, of course, all you want in return for your franchise quarterback for more than a decade is a couple of future mid-round draft picks.