When will the Atlanta Falcons see Matt Ryan next?
For 14 years he was the face of the franchise, for 14 years he was the leader of the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan is certainly one of, if not, the greatest Falcons player of all time. He set basically every passing record for the Atlanta Falcons.
Nearly two months ago, the Falcons sent Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts for a third-round selection in the most recent NFL Draft, which they used on a pass rusher. Now the team will rely on either Marcus Mariota or rookie Desmond Ridder to lead them for the foreseeable future.
When will the Atlanta Falcons have a reunion with their all-time great QB?
The way the NFL schedules work, we know the majority of the Falcons’ opponents for the next few years.
The Atlanta Falcons will play the Indianapolis Colts during the 2023 season. Assuming that Matt Ryan has a great year for the Colts and remains healthy like he has done throughout his career, he should be the starting quarterback when the Falcons host the Colts.
Yes, that is right, the Falcons will be the home team. Matt Ryan should be making his return to Mercedes Benz Stadium, not this upcoming season, but the season following.
The only other way the two teams meet up earlier than that is if they play in the preseason next year or if the two teams meet during the next Super Bowl, and while it would be fun to see, the Falcons do not have a playoff-contending team just yet, especially with their difficult schedule.
The Colts on the other hand have a great defense, a great running game, and now a great quarterback, they should be right in the middle of the AFC playoff hunt.
Next off-season the Falcons have a lot of money to spend and throw in another draft class, they should have a much more capable team that could hopefully take down the Colts and spoil Ryan’s return to Atlanta.