Matt Ryan

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Height / Weight
6'4" / 217 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
May 17, 1985 (35)
Experience
13th Season
Drafted
2008 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 3 (ATL)
College
Boston College

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Matt Ryan News

Matt Ryan Compares 2020 Skill Players to 2012 Unit

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said that the skill players on the 2020 roster compare favorably with those from the 2012 unit, a team that came close to reaching the Super Bowl. The 2012 offense featured Michael Turner, Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez and an excellent duo of receivers on the outside in Roddy White and Julio Jones. Of this year's offense, Ryan said, "You're talking about Julio in his prime, Calvin Ridley going into Year 3 coming into his own. You've got Todd Gurley II, who is hungry, who wants to prove it this year. Hayden Hurstis a former first-round draft pick who just ended up in a spot where the way they were running the football, it was no fault of his own that he didn't have the stats." There's certainly potential for the unit as a whole to be as good as in 2012, though there will be several mouths to feed for fantasy purposes. Ryan is a safe QB1 if you don't want to spend big on guys like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.

Jun. 26th • 1:03 PM
Matt Ryan Organizes Offseason Workouts With Players

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who also dealt with a unique offseason in 2011 during the lockout, has organized player-run workouts during the coronavirus pandemic this offseason. Ryan and the offense were productive that year, going 10-6. The veteran QB tried to keep the training "as normal as possible" amid a public-health pandemic. Ryan has engaged his teammates for the last nine weeks in both Georgia and California, going three days a week, with sessions lasting between 90 and 105 minutes. Relationship building with some of the younger players has been huge for Ryan during this time. He's had a chance to talk about little nuances in route-running with guys like receiver Calvin Ridley and new tight end Hayden Hurst. Ryan also made it a point to work on individual mechanics more this offseason. Along with Ryan, veteran receiver Julio Jones has taken on an expanded leadership role with coaches not around. Ryan and the Falcons have a lot to prove after missing the playoffs the last two years, and the 35-year-old QB is as reliable and consistent as they come as a QB1 for fantasy owners.

Jun. 15th • 6:52 PM
Hayden Hurst Earns Praise From Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst has already impressed Matt Ryan in his short time in Atlanta. Ryan said that Hurst is one of "the fastest and most athletic tight ends I've ever played with." That's high praise from Ryan, who has played with Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez and Pro Bowler Austin Hooper. The 26-year-old hasn't yet eclipsed 500 receiving yards in two seasons in the league, though he flashed some potential for the Ravens in a game against Buffalo last year, burning their defense for a 61-yard touchdown. Hurst could be a late-round steal for fantasy owners who fail to select an elite tight end in the first several rounds.

Jun. 9th • 2:41 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Matt Ryan
Matt Schaub
RB Todd Gurley II
Ito Smith
LWR Julio Jones
Olamide Zaccheaus
RWR Calvin Ridley
Laquon Treadwell
SWR Russell Gage
Brandon Powell
TE Hayden Hurst
Jaeden Graham
LT Jake Matthews
John Wetzel
LG James Carpenter
Justin McCray
C Alex Mack
Matt Hennessy
RG Chris Lindstrom
Jamon Brown
RT Kaleb McGary
Evin Ksiezarczyk
LDE Allen Bailey
John Cominsky
LDT Tyeler Davison
Deadrin Senat
RDT Grady Jarrett
Marlon Davidson
RDE Takkarist McKinley
Austin Larkin
DE Dante Fowler Jr.
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
SLB Charles Harris
Foyesade Oluokun
MLB Deion Jones
Deone Bucannon
LCB A.J. Terrell
Jordan Miller
SS Keanu Neal
Damontae Kazee
FS Ricardo Allen
Sharrod Neasman
RCB Isaiah Oliver
Kendall Sheffield
K Younghoe Koo