Lost in last year’s dysfunction was the fact that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan played at an MVP level yet again last season. Ryan is continuing to play at a pace that is increasing his chances to be a future Hall-of-Famer.
Last season was a terrible year for the Atlanta Falcons, they couldn’t run the football or stop even the worst opposing offenses. One of the few bright spots for Atlanta was quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan finished the season with 4,924-passing yards and 35-touchdown passes to only 7-interceptions.
He put up these numbers while completing 69.4% of his passes. Making it all the more impressive was the fact that the Falcon’s offensive line was a dumpster fire offering little help to the run game and very little protection to Matt Ryan.
Ryan is quietly putting together one of the best careers of any current NFL quarterback. He already ranks 12th in all-time passing yardage and if healthy should end the upcoming season in the top ten passers of all-time.
Add in the fact that Ryan has 295-career passing touchdowns, and the 5th longest consecutive starts streak in the history of the NFL and is continuing to improve. If Ryan had any semblance of an offensive line last season he would have surpassed 2016’s MVP numbers with ease.
Even without protection or a running game Ryan put together MVP numbers and helped keep the Falcons in games.
With all of this in mind, there is little doubt when his career is finished Ryan is a future Hall-of-Famer for the Falcons.
If there is one knock on Ryan’s career it is the lack of a Super Bowl win or the collapse against the Patriots.
If Ryan were able to win a Super Bowl there wouldn’t be any questions left as to whether or not he is a future Hall-of-Famer.
This will be a big season for Ryan considering the step back the team around him took last season and the expectations facing the team. Matt Ryan must continue to play at a high level and help carry the Falcons back to the playoffs once again.