• Matt Ryan (QB) #2

    Matt Ryan
    ADP:Round: 9, Pick: 2
    Ht / Wt:6'5" / 220 lb.
    College:Boston College
    Born:May 17, 1985
    Drafted:2008 / Rd. 1 (3)
    Draft Team:ATL

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Matt Ryan Encouraged To Sign Team Friendly Deal

    Friday, February 2, 8:01 PM

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is due for a new contract and team owner Arthur Blank expects Ryan's next contract to be a team-friendly deal. "I think Matt is the kind of quarterback that will understand, at this point, this is also about what is his legacy going to be?," Blank said. "He wants to win championships and make sure the team is in position that we can compete for free agents. We expect him to work with us to ensure there's talent around him." Entering a contract year, extending Ryan is Atlanta's top offseason priority. As a Tom Condon client, it would be surprising if Ryan settled for less than top-seven quarterback money.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    March 19, 2018

    Matt Ryan's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Ryan's current ADP is 9.02, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 2nd pick of the 9th round, and 98th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Att / Cmp Pa Yds Pa TD Pa Int Ru Yds Ru TD
    373 / 534 4,944 38 7 117 0

    Recent drafts with Matt Ryan:

    Draft #DateFormatRyan's Draft Pick
    4713776 3/19/2018 Standard 108th
    4713744 3/19/2018 Standard 105th
    4713739 3/19/2018 Standard 108th
    4713695 3/19/2018 Standard 101st
    4713689 3/19/2018 Standard 93rd
    4713627 3/19/2018 Standard 106th
    4713579 3/19/2018 Standard 107th
    4713568 3/19/2018 Standard 119th
    4713564 3/19/2018 Standard 112th

    Players drafted after Matt Ryan:

    Duke Johnson RB CLE 9.03
    Marquise Goodwin WR SF 9.08
    DeSean Jackson WR TB 9.09
    Derek Carr QB OAK 10.01
    Chris Carson RB SEA 10.01
    Randall Cobb WR GB 10.03
    Jerick McKinnon RB SF 10.03
    Mike Gillislee RB NE 10.03
    Will Fuller WR HOU 10.04
    Danny Woodhead RB BAL 10.04
    Matthew Stafford QB DET 10.04
    Jacksonville Defense DEF JAX 10.05
    Corey Coleman WR CLE 10.06
    Minnesota Defense DEF MIN 10.06
    Tyler Eifert TE CIN 10.07

    Matt Ryan Biography

    Matt Ryan was born May 17, 1985 in  Exton, Pennsylvania.

    His high school football career began  when he attended the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What’s known as the “bible” of college football recruiting, the Larunt Lemming Prep Football Report, lists him as a three-year starter who earned All-East honors.


    He attended  Boston College from  2005 to 2007,  and as starting quarterback  he helped his team achieve three bowl victories and a 25–7 record in 32 starts. He threw for 200 or more yards 15 times and is third all time in school history in passing yards (9315) and in pass completions.  In 2005,  he was named MVP at the MPC Computers Bowl.  In 2007 the team got an Atlantic Division championship and Matt Ryan , with 31 touchdown passes,   was declared  ACC Player of the Year.  He won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for the nation’s top senior quarterback, and  also the Manning Award for the nation’s  top quarterback. To this day, when Boston College is trying to recruit new players, they immediately let them know that Matt Ryan played there.  His #12 Boston College jersey has been retired.

    See Matt Ryan’s top 5 plays at Boston College.

    NFL  Career

    Ryan was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft, as the third overall pick.  His first contract (with a total value of $72 million)   made him one of the four highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.  He proved his worth.  His first N.F.L. pass was a 62-yard touchdown, and when the Falcons went to the playoffs he was named Rookie of the Year in a landslide vote of broadcasters and sportswriters.

    During his eight seasons in the NFL,  he achieved numerous franchise records (28,166 career passing yards, 3916 career pass attempts, 2508 career completions, 181 career touchdowns, 91.1, career passing rating, and 64.0 career completion percentage.  He completed 2,915 of 4,530 passes, for 32,757 yards and 202 touchdowns.

    He has been a  Diet Pepsi Rookie of the week and he went from that to being named NFC Rookie of the Month for a winning streak that gave the Falcons a 2-1 record. This was a first in history for the Falcons!

    Matt Ryan had numerous “firsts” during his career with the Falcons.  He was the first rookie quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards in a season, and he was one of the first rookie quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs after starting all 16 games of the season.

    In the 2012 season, after four tries, Matt Ryan got his first playoff victory, over the Seahawks, but the next week the Falcons lost to the 49ers.

    The team reached a low point in 2015 with a 3-8 stretch, after starting 5-0.  Matt threw for 16 interceptions and had 12 fumbles.

    For season  2016, the Falcons averaged 33.5 points per game, and led the league in turnovers in the red zone.   Ryan's  achievements include being recognized as the NFL Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers Association.  He is the first Falcons player to win this award.  He was also named offensive player of the year.  

     Finally, after helping the Falcons get to the postseason four times out of five, they won the NFC Championship Game – 44-21 over Green Bay, taking the team to Superbowl 51.

    Combine stats heading for Superbowl 51, Matt Ryan’s 40 yard dash time is 4.89 seconds.  The vertical jump: Broad jump: 20 yard shuttle: 4.51, 3-Cone drill: 7.40

    See Matt Ryan’s career highlights here.

    Ryan is also on the verge of perhaps winning the Associated Press MVP award, because of his 38 touchdowns with seven interceptions, a 69.9 completion percentage,  4944 passing yards and a 117.QB passer rating.

     Most recently Matt Ryan  negotiated  a $103,750,000 contract, with a $28,000,000 signing bonus.  $42,000,000 is guaranteed, and he has an average annual salary of $20,750,000. 

     Ryan  is not the only athlete in  his family. His wife Sarah, who he met at Boston college, is a former Maine high school basketball legend.

    For more on Matt Ryan try instagram (@ryan_matt02) or twitter (@mattryarreal).


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