Matt Ryan has the best five year start by any QB in NFL History. The Falcons Owner Arthur Blank saw fit to give him a 103.75 million dollar contract extension (59 million guaranteed).
There are many that feel that Matt Ryan is not worthy for such a large contract. Matt Ryan has not had much success in the playoffs 1-4 postseason record. An argument can be made that a quarterbacks start is not indicative of how he’ll finish his career. Just take a look at Hall of Famer John Elway and Soon to be Hall of Fame Drew Brees… Both guys careers started off rocky and each one rebounded wonderfully.
Lets take a look at the 1st 5 years of every Quarterback… Who would be the best? Where does Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan rank? Naysayers get ready to put your hater hats on because you will not like this.
Since 2008 Matt Ryan led the Atlanta Falcons to five consecutive winning seasons (streak ending in 2013 season 4-12 record). Including two number 1 NFC seeds 2010, 2012. Consecutive winning seasons has never been done in the 49 year history of the Atlanta Falcons.
I can hear you haters saying “How does Matt Ryan fit in? Buckle up and get ready to accept the Greatness of Matt Ryan. In the first five years in NFL History…Matt Ryan ranks
1st in wins as a starter 56
1st in 4th QT comebacks/GW drives 23.
2nd in NFL History Pass Completions 1654 – Peyton Manning 1749
2nd in NFL History turnover rate 2.81 in first 5 years
Should we give Matt Ryan credit NOW? Is he worth 100 million dollars? Not convinced!!! Ok check this out.
Minimum 30 games Top documented Clutch Records 4QT wins/losses. Matt Ryan has 23/14 record PCT .622 Ahead of Tom Brady Joe Montana Peyton Manning and Dan Marino. In conclusion, Matt Ryan does a great job putting his team ahead, and he’s master in the 4 & 2 minute offense. He’s worth freaking penny of 103.75 million dollars.
IF you’re not satisfied with that, you’re probably looking for the pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow and nothing will satisfy you… Here’s a list of his awards. MADMIKE OUT!!!!!!!
3x Pro Bowl 2010, 2012, 2014
Pro Football Focus All Pro 2010
Pepsi NFL rookie of the week 2008
NFC Rookie of the Month Oct 2008
AP NFL offensive rookie of year 2008
PFWA Offensive rookie of the year 2008
Sporting News Rookie of the year 2008
Sporting News Rookie All Rookie Team 2008
NFC Offensive Player of the month Nov 2010 Sep 2012
Atlanta Falcons All Time Career leader. Pass Attempts, Pass Completions, Pass Yards Pass Touchdowns.
Boston College Freshman Male Scholar Athlete 2004
MPC Computer Bowl MVP 2005
First Team All American 2007
Scanlan Award 2007
ACC Player of the year 2007
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 2007
ESPY Best Breakthrough Athlete 2009
ESPN Magazine Next Athlete Award 2009
Matt Ryan on Dan Patrick Show