3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons cannot trade Matt Ryan
3. Matt Ryan is still playing at an elite level and could still have four or five quality seasons left
As we have seen with Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady quarterbacks are aging differently. There is no reason to think Ryan is going to fall off a cliff anytime soon he looks every bit the same as he has over the last decade.
There isn’t any noticeable regression and he is playing a season that may be the biggest degree of difficulty he has faced when it comes to who his targets have been. Ryan is still playing as a top-ten quarterback in the league.
While he may not be in the upper tier of those top ten it is too difficult to find a quarterback of Ryan’s talent. If he continues to play at this level Ryan should get to choose when he walks away from a franchise that has often taken him for granted.
This season is as good an example of that as any, who did Atlanta add to help their veteran? While Kyle Pitts may come to mind his addition is easily offset by the loss of Julio Jones. Calvin Ridley had to step away from football leaving Ryan’s number one receiver either Tajae Sharpe or Russell Gage. Unlike other veteran quarterbacks around the league Ryan hasn’t complained all he is has done is everything possible to help his team win.