• Deshaun Watson has special connection to Falcons, Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson grew up in Gainesville, Ga., just a few minutes away from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility in Flowery Branch. In an interview conducted by DraftKings, Watson discusses how he became a ball boy for the Falcons through the Boys and Girls Club when he was..." April 26

  • Matt Ryan’s journey of self-inflicted pain

    Yardbarker "You can’t blame a player for getting hung up on a Super Bowl loss, especially if it’s the unprecedented 25-point blown lead the Falcons endured back in February. It would be fair to argue that Matt Ryan is one of the least culpable people for that particular defeat. Sure, he wasn’t without..." April 13

  • Before moving on, Falcons' Matt Ryan watched Super Bowl loss day after day

    ESPN "Matt Ryan, who guided the Atlanta Falcons to an improbable Super Bowl run, didn't try to quickly block the game from his mind despite the fact a 25-point lead turned into a 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots. Instead of decompressing for a bit, Ryan jumped right back into things as..." April 12

  • Ravens reportedly tried to trade entire draft class to get Matt Ryan in 2008

    CBS Sports "In 2007, the Ravens went 5-11 and that, coupled with the lack of development from 2003 first-round pick Kyle Boller, had a lot to do with the team's decision to fire Brian Billick. In Atlanta, first-year coach Bobby Petrino quit after 13 games and the Falcons limped to a 4-12 record. Joey..." February 07

  • Falcons willing to make Matt Ryan highest-paid QB in the NFL

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Falcons will have a decision to make with reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan in the not-so-distant future. Ryan signed a five-year, $103.8 million deal with Atlanta back in 2013 and has two years remaining on his deal. It has been expected for some time that the Falcons would engage in..." February 06

  • Matt Ryan: We had opportunities and made some mistakes

    Pro Football Talk "Through three quarters of Super Bowl LI, it looked like Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a good chance of adding the Super Bowl MVP to the regular season version of the award. Things did not work out that way as the Patriots scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to tie the game and then added..." February 06

  • Ravens were set to trade draft class to pick Matt Ryan in 2008 "The Falcons and MVP Matt Ryan will attempt to win their first Super Bowl title Sunday in Houston. But if draft night had gone a little differently in 2008, none of this would be possible. The landscape of the NFL would be completely different. Rewind back nine years ago. It's well-known..." February 05

  • Matt Ryan named NFL MVP for 2016 season

    USA Today "After a breakout season that has propelled the Atlanta Falcons to Super Bowl LI, quarterback Matt Ryan has won the NFL’s top individual award, the AP Most Valuable Player. Ryan earned 25 of the 50 votes, while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished second with 10. Dallas Cowboys..." February 05

  • Falcons’ Matt Ryan named Offensive Player of the Year

    Fanrag Sports "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been named the 2016 Offensive Player of the Year. He beat out Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the award, who finished second in the voting. Ryan was named First-team All-Pro for the first time in his career in 2016. He has conjured some..." February 05

  • Arthur Blank: Confident Matt Ryan will lead Falcons for long time

    ESPN UK "Falcons owner Arthur Blank said quarterback Matt Ryan will be financially rewarded for his MVP-worthy performance this season. "He needs to be compensated well, certainly,'' Blank told on Friday. "And he will be.'' The 31-year-old Ryan still has two years left on the six-year,..." February 04

  • Matt Ryan getting Super Bowl advice from Manning brothers

    The Sports Daily "Patriots fans might not want to hear this, but Matt Ryan has been in touch with Eli Manning. The only quarterback to defeat Tom Brady’s Patriots in the Super Bowl has been texting advice to the Falcons’ quarterback as he gets ready to make his first Super Bowl appearance. “You know I think..." January 31

  • Julio Jones: Matt Ryan does not need ring to be ‘elite’

    Larry Brown Sports "Julio Jones provided an unequivocal answer when asked a question about whether or not his teammate Matt Ryan is an elite quarterback. Jones was one of the more popular players at the Opening Night event for Super Bowl LI on Monday. The Atlanta Falcons receiver got some funny and off-beat..." January 31

  • Bill Belichick on Matt Ryan: ‘There’s really no weaknesses to his game’

    CSN New England "Bill Belichick provided a rare glimpse into the Patriots’ draft history Thursday, revealing a deep secret in regard to the 2008 NFL Draft. The Patriots, it turns out, did not plan on drafting Matt Ryan. They had a guy on the roster who had just thrown 50 touchdown passes. That was..." January 27

  • Matt Ryan says Tom Brady has 'set the bar for longevity'

    ESPN "There is a strong mutual respect between Matt Ryan and Tom Brady as they prepare to square off in Super Bowl LI. Ryan, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and likely MVP frontrunner, talked Wednesday about what he admires most about Brady, a two-time MVP with the New England Patriots. The..." January 25

  • Tom Brady texts Super Bowl LI counterpart Matt Ryan regularly

    ESPN "The two quarterbacks set to face off in Super Bowl LI -- Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons -- communicate regularly with each other. "We've kind of kept in touch over the years," Brady said Monday morning during his weekly interview on sports radio..." January 23

  • Falcons & QB Matt Ryan Expected To Explore Extension This Offseason

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are expected to explore a contract extension during the offseason, even though Ryan has another two years remaining on his current deal. Rapoport says that Ryan’s next contract could possibly surpass Andrew Luck‘s contract and..." January 22

  • Gonzalez: Matt Ryan 'complete master at this game' "Gonzalez: Matt Ryan 'complete master at this game' Print 0 By Chris Wesseling Around the NFL Writer Published: Jan. 19, 2017 at 07:46 p.m. Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is stumping for his former quarterback. Appearing on Thursday's edition of NFL..." January 20

  • Matt Ryan: Putting more pressure on is a waste of time "It's almost time for the Falcons to play in the postseason, which means it's also time to ask quarterback Matt Ryan about an irrelevant statistic that has nothing to do with their January 14 matchup against either the Seahawks (if they win Saturday) or the winner of the Giants-Packers matchup..." January 04