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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


Rating Yds TD
99.1 4719 32

Ten most intriguing players of Week Two

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Fantasy football expert Pat Fitzmaurice is intrigued to see if Bills RB C.J. Spiller is the real deal as a No. 1 fantasy back.

Falcons anticipate better start for offensive line

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The O-line still has to prove it will not be a weak link, but we hear the Falcons are feeling confident that the protection for Matt Ryan will be improved from a year ago.

Insider: Browns will be looking for QB in year or two

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says adding overaged QB Brandon Weeden likely means the Browns will have to address the position again before too long.

Concerns about Falcons O-line a fantasy factor

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The uncertainty about the Falcons' offensive line ought to be in the back of fantasy owners' minds when it is time to craft a strategy for drafts.

Falcons QB Ryan has O-line's back; Will it have his?

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
After QB Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 26 times last season, the Falcons made the offensive line their focus in the draft.

Ryan 'excited' about Falcons' draft picks

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan told PFW Monday he liked the haul of prospects GM Thomas Dimitroff delivered over the weekend.

Falcons confident best still to come for Ryan

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
While the Falcons are pleased with QB Matt Ryan's development, they don't believe he has reached his peak.

Mularkey announces he will not call plays, but he will build a winner

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
New Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey explained the role he will play in building the Jaguars into a winner, building Blaine Gabbert into an elite quarterback and building community in Jacksonville.

Giants' pass rush must maintain recent excellence

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
If the Giants are going to beat the Falcons in the wild-card matchup on Sunday, the pass rush will have to remain a hot topic.

Ryan, White lead Falcons' rout of Jaguars

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three TD passes, two to Roddy White, as Atlanta clinched a fourth straight winning season with a 41-14 rout of Jacksonville.

Week 14 Fantasy Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 2:47 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's Fantasy Players of the Week include MJD and Matt Ryan. Who else made the cut?

Falcons need to string together complete games

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons appear to be headed back to the playoffs, but there's reason to temper the optimism about their future.

McClure: Falcons still need to find out 'who we are'

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
C Todd McClure has been with the Falcons through ups and downs over the years, and Atlanta has experienced a good share of both in 2011.

Ryan's steady hand guiding Falcons

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons' confidence in QB Matt Ryan has never been greater heading into the final stretch of the playoff race.

Pity the Andre Johnson owners

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
2011 has been a series of misfortunes for fantasy owners of Texans WR Andre Johnson, who missed time with a hamstring injury and then lost his top two QBs to injury.


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.