The Atlanta Falcons have pulled off two trades, one in each of the past two offseasons, that have ended in complete disaster for the other team. First, it was the Julio Jones trade to the Titans and now it is the Matt Ryan trade to the Colts.
The Colts made the decision, once again, to bench Matt Ryan following their team’s complete collapse against the Vikings. Nick Foles will take over as it has become apparent that the Colts are admitting defeat on their season and, more specifically, on the trade.
The Atlanta Falcons can now celebrate another successful trade as the Colts bench Matt Ryan
I have been and will continue to be a Matt Ryan defender. He is the best quarterback in Atlanta Falcons’ history and he has taken a lot of unfair blame through the years. You cannot deny the fact that he has put his teams in a position to have a huge lead, but the defenses (and others) decide to disappear.
Matt Ryan has been in a terrible situation this year. The Colts have been a dumpster fire and no quarterback could consistently succeed on that team right now. Matt hasn’t played well by any means. It has easily been his worst year in the league and it came at the perfect time, to be completely honest.
The Colts have announced that he will be benched in favor of Nick Foles. This comes right after they announced Jonathan Taylor would be shut down for the year. Tell me you are tanking without telling me you are tanking.
By doing all of this the Indianapolis Colts have admitted that they lost the Matt Ryan trade. It seems like this is the end for him in his new city and possibly his career. I think he still could be a good quarterback on the right team but it’s hard to see him getting a worthwhile opportunity during the offseason if the Colts can work out the financial situation to move on from him.
The Atlanta Falcons can pull out the streamers as they pulled off another trade that absolutely blew up in the face of the other team. Terry Fontenot has to be laughing at this point.
Indianapolis has clearly given up on their season. It appears they will be looking for yet another quarterback during the offseason to blame all their struggles on. Maybe, eventually, they will look at themselves in the mirror and realize it might be their issue they are succeeding, not the million-and-a-half quarterbacks that have “failed” them.