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Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan - #2 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 05/17/1985
Birthplace Exton, PA
College Boston College
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 3rd pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
99.1 4719 32

Lockout limbo: Falcons report

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Falcons made a bold move in the first round of the draft, and the pressure is on WR Julio Jones to show he was worth the price.

Rodgers fills void at running back for Falcons

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by the Falcons' bold trade to move up 21 spots in the first round to draft WR Julio Jones was the team's trade to move up 13 spots in the fifth round to take RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Falcons GM Dimitroff says WR Jones not last missing piece

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
GM Thomas Dimitroff is making it clear — it will take more than the addition of Julio Jones for the Falcons to go from a perennial playoff contender to a title winner.

Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft.

Fantasy outlook: Julio Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Atlanta felt strongly about Julio Jones. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for him, though.

Falcons trade up for Alabama WR Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons traded five draft picks, including their 2011 and ’12 first round picks, to the Browns in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, which they used to select Alabama WR Julio Jones.

Falcons S Moore arrested on traffic charges

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
Falcons S William Moore was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Gwinnett County, Ga. and charged with multiple traffic violations.

Falcons expected to reward CB Grimes for hard work

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
CB Brent Grimes should top the list of players Atlanta would like to discuss an extension with when things settle down.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 27

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 27th pick in the NFL draft, the most recent of whom, Patriots CB Devin McCourty, holds great promise.

Falcons’ Jerry, Peters expected to battle for starting job

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have an intriguing position battle at defensive tackle if training camp starts on time this year.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Falcons show commitment to Dimitroff, Smith

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Since being hired in 2008, GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith have overseen three consecutive winning seasons — a first in franchise history — and they were each rewarded with contract extensions this offseason.

Falcons GM Dimitroff signs extension

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, who has helped construct a roster that won the NFC South in 2010, has signed a multi-year extension with the team.

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.

Falcons sign OT Svitek, P Parrish

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
The Falcons re-signed their top backup on the offensive line, Will Svitek, on Thursday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 15, 2013
Ryan says he is not focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback. General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the Falcons hope to finalize a new deal with Ryan before the season.||||||| Drew Brees, Tony Romo and Joe Flacco have recently signed five- or six-year deals worth at least $100 million. As the most recent Super Bowl winner, Flacco became the game's highest-paid player with his $120.6 million deal.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't be able to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.||||||| Coach Mike Smith says Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover from the injury, which was described as a sprained AC joint to the non-throwing shoulder. No surgery is required.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Ryan passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's NFC title game loss to the 49ers.||||||| Ryan also lost a fumbled snap and threw an interception as the Falcons were shut out in the second half.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes in Saturday's 31-18 win at Detroit.||||||| Ryan was 25 of 32 for 279 yards without a turnover. His 31 TD passes are a career high and he could be the league MVP. The Falcons have nothing to play for next week against the Bucs so monitor the situation closely.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Ryan completed 23 of 28 passes (82.1 percent) for 270 yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta's win against the Giants on Sunday.||||||| Ryan's 142.6 passer rating on Sunday was the second highest of his career.

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