The constant disrespect of Matt Ryan is getting out of hand. No matter how good Ryan continues to prove he is. Someone has to make sure he’s compared to inferior talent.
Whether it’s Colin “Cow Shit” Cowherd saying he’s a “B” Quarterback. Or recently being compared to Carolina Panthers “Quarterback” Cam Newton in a tweet by Mark Zinno.
Let's play a game: In 2015, Cam Newton had MVP year & lost SB – had down year in 2016. Why won't Matt Ryan repeat that trend in 2017?
— Mark Zinno (@MarkZinno) August 29, 2017
Why won’t Matt Ryan repeat the Super Bowl hangover “Trend”?
I’m going to show you two reasons why this trend won’t repeat itself.
1) Former Falcons Wide Receiver Brian summed it up in his subtweet.
He hasn't completed less than 66% of his passes in 5 yrs, Cam Comp % last year 52.9% lmao! Matt can't be that bad maybe, 62% but not 52% https://t.co/GY66z4Jns1
— Brian Finneran (@BFinn86) August 29, 2017
Matt Ryan’s accuracy has always been a strength. Looking at the statistics below. Ryan has had one year where his completion percentage was under 60% compared to Cam Newton’s 3 below 60% seasons.
In fact, Newton has completed over 60% once in his career. Granted they have totally different styles of play, no starting quarterback should have a completion percentage of 52.9
If Cam wasn’t such a phenomenal athlete. I’d say that would be grounds to be benched.
To put it in perspective on how terrible of a quarterback Cam Newton was in 2016, Mark Sanchez is a career back up quarterback. Has never had a completion percentage that low.
Matt Ryan stats
Cam Newton stats
2) Matt Ryan has a better surrounding cast around him. WR. Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, TE Austin Hooper, RB Tevin Coleman, the explosive Devonta Freeman. Barring any major injuries on offense… It’s safe to say the Falcons offense should pick up where they left off in 2016. Even with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
What are your thoughts Falcons Fam?