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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

Vikings-Falcons matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Falcons game.

Injury to Falcons' Baker gives Svitek opportunity

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
With the much-maligned Sam Baker out with a back injury, career backup Will Svitek will be protecting Matt Ryan's blind side for at least the next 3-4 weeks.

Brady, Belichick to become winningest QB-coach tandem

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Here is the list of the active QB-head coach duos with the most wins, led by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who are tied for the winningest tandem in NFL history.

Restoring balance a priority for Falcons' offense

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Nearly 70 percent of the Falcons' offensive plays to date have been pass plays and the team is focused on running more to balance things out going forward.

Falcons looking to tighten up protection for Ryan

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
Some observers are wondering if the Falcons have an O-line that will allow them to become more of a threat to throw downfield.

The greatest motivator: Fear of humiliation

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
With an 0-1 record and an upcoming game against Michael Vick, Matt Ryan can't afford to be outplayed, writes Pat Fitzmaurice in "21 Things."

Bears-Falcons prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
In a game that will be tight throughout, PFW associate editor Dan Parr says the Falcons will top the Bears at Soldier Field.

Top 10 questions for Falcons to answer

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Falcons are worthy of preseason hype, but PFW's Dan Parr says there is also reason to temper optimism about the team's chances of breaking through and making a deep playoff run.

Gonzalez: Ryan ready to join rare category of QBs

Posted July 02, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez tells PFW there's no doubt in his mind that Matt Ryan is capable of leading Atlanta to a title this season.

Falcons' Ryan, Jones establishing connection in workouts

Posted June 18, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The reviews of Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones' performance at player-organized workouts have been very positive.

Pride is in Newton's way

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton showed off his ego in a recent interview when he was asked about the other three NFC South quarterbacks.

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.

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.

Draft Dose: How top picks fared in fantasy football

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
We take a look back at the past five rookie classes, and examine how the top skill-position player picked fared for fantasy football purposes in Year One.

Rivers, Vick could be next in line

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
With Aaron Rodgers' Super Bowl win cementing his status as an elite quarterback, which fellow QB is most likely to follow his path into the upper echelon?

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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