3 Records within reach for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan
2. Matt Ryan is currently tied inside the top ten for all-time touchdown passes
Matt Ryan and Eli Manning sit inside the top ten tied at 366-touchdown passes for 9th place on the all-time list. Passing the younger Manning should be easy for Ryan against the Bills or the Saints giving him sole possession of ninth place all-time.
Passing Eli is the easy accomplishment from there Ryan will have to have an off-the-charts season or two great years to make any true progress up the rankings. He trails the 8th place leader by 50-touchdown passes.
Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 416-touchdown passes and is in what looks to be the final year of his career. Interestingly enough he trails the 6th place leader by only six touchdowns, Phillip Rivers who had 421-career touchdown passes. It will be an interesting stat to watch in the final two games of the season in what could be Big Ben’s final two career games.
For Ryan, this is very achievable if he can stay healthy over the next two seasons. Ending his career right outside the top five all-time in touchdown passes is almost a given if he maintains his current pace and sticks around the league for another three seasons.
Getting inside the top-five will be next to impossible, however, Aaron Rodgers is currently in 5th place with 445-career touchdown passes and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. A familiar grouping of Brett Farve, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady round out the top five. Brady unsurprisingly leads all quarterbacks with 618-career touchdown passes a record Ryan nor any other quarterback is likely to touch in our lifetime. Regardless of how long Brady and Rodgers have left Ryan is going to end his career in the top six in elite company furthering what has been a Hall-of-Fame career.