Matt Ryan: Wins have never been a quarterback stat
Aaron Rodgers proved once and for all wins aren’t a quarterback stat.
Matt Ryan fans have said this for years as his naysayers love to judge him by the fact that a Ryan led team has never won a Super Bowl. However, if you paid attention to yesterday’s NFC Championship Game, you saw the quarterback who played the best game walk off the field loser.
Blaming Matt Ryan for the Atlanta Falcons failures is something that will never change. His haters love to make him the exception to every rule.
It’s his fault his defense gave up leads of 17 and 25 points in playoff games or it’s Matt Ryan’s fault that he didn’t simply audible out of a play called “like every other quarterback”.
The most peculiar thing happened Sunday night when Aaron Rodgers took the field against Tom Brady. With the game on the line, the future hall of fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not audible or override his coach a few times where it was obvious Matt Ryan haters would have said he should have.
Rodgers also had a chance to give his team the lead late and instead of using his feet to make something happen, like Cam Newton, Rodgers made a horrendous decision and walked off the field without fighting for another chance.
Did you see it after the game? Rodgers blamed everyone but himself and would not even answer the most basic of questions.
Matt Ryan would never.
After the 2016 NFC Championship blowout loss to the Falcons, Aaron Rodger famously remarked that they “had to get one of these at home”.
Well, when the future Hall of Famer had the opportunity to make a game-winning play with his legs, he instead chose to throw the ball away and jog off the field without so much as fighting for his team to get a fourth-down opportunity.
While many will blame the head coach Matt LaFleur, Rodgers has to at least put up a fight instead of tucking his head between his knees and walking off the field.
Say what you want about Matt Ryan, but he has fought his ass off every time his team has gotten an opportunity and has never accepted a defeat like Rodgers has nor has he ever passed the blame to others after a game like we saw Rodgers do last night.
That said, Aaron Rodgers outplayed Tom Brady Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t close.
Like Matt Ryan has done in his last seven playoff games, Rodgers outplayed his counterpart but the defense and coaching prevented them from advancing. It’s about time Matt Ryan gets the same grace that guys like Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, and Aaron Rodgers get on a yearly basis.