Tom Brady may not be the only face of the franchise on the move or seeing his role reduced as their respective teams look towards the future at the quarterback positions.
An alarming report from Ian Rapoport if you are Matt Ryan is floating around claiming that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has a heightened interest in this year’s class of quarterbacks in the draft.
Matt Ryan since being selected by the Atlanta Falcons in 2008 has been the man under center for the falcons taking the team all the way to the Super Bowl in Houston where Tom Brady completed a career-defining comeback after appearing all but out of it in the first half.
Things in Atlanta have not gotten any better since falling apart in Super Bowl XXXVIII, back to back 7-9 seasons are exactly making the case for continuing to stick with Matt Ryan who has been partially to blame for the Falcons struggles at times.
The emergence of Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson seemingly has started the clock on legacy quarterbacks in the NFL who will now have to keep pace with the new breed of NFL QB with off the charts running ability and respectable skills throwing the football.
Matt Ryan will need to play lights out this season if he hopes to silence the critics and stop his general manager from moving up in the draft to select his successor, if things don’t shape up quickly, we could see Ryan on a one-way ticket of Atlanta.
It should be noted if they tried to move on from Ryan next year the cap hit would be $49 million, so he is secure for now, but in 2022 it goes down to $26.5 million and all his guarantees are done.
Flip through the pages for a few Tweets about Matt Ryan’s career as well as some highlights of better days in ATL.