The Atlanta Falcons have a great franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan but is he a future Hall-of-Famer?
Making a Hall-of-Fame case for Matt Ryan is surprisingly easy even without Ryan finishing the season and winning a ring. Ryan already ranks 21st in all-time passing and won the MVP this past season. He is the franchise quarterback and while he may be punished come voting time if he doesn’t win a Super Bowl over the next few seasons Ryan still should be a Hall-of-Famer.
While winning an MVP in itself isn’t a Hall-of-Fame case it certainly helps add in the fact that Ryan will likely end his career ranking in the top ten and almost all major statistical categories and Ryan should be a Hall-of-Fame quarterback.
The biggest knock on the Falcon’s franchise player is the fact that he isn’t going to wow any audiences with his scrambling ability or arm strength he is an all around franchise quarterback who is one of the best in the league.
While having Julio Jones may be held against his numbers it is fair to note that Ryan was an elite quarterback before Jones and has put up great numbers with receivers that have fizzled out in other systems.
Ryan doesn’t get the credit he deserves for helping establish a lot of cast off receivers and tight ends in his career especially over the past two seasons. Ryan has helped Harry Douglas, Taylor Gabriel, Jacob Tamme, Sanu, and a lot of other players who failed or put up under impressive numbers in the systems they were in before.
Matt Ryan is a future Hall-of-Fame player regardless of future Super Bowl wins. Winning a Super Bowl would solidify Ryan’s case and help ensure that he reaches the Hall-of-Fame. Considering the talent on the Falcons roster it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ryan return to the Super Bowl in the next few seasons.