During a break in his talk that mostly was about his social-action stances, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan welcomed Tom Brady, who signed with Tampa Bay this offseason, to the NFC South on Tuesday. 

“It’s going to be a tough division, no question about it,” Ryan said. “Tom is a great player. Anytime you add a guy who has won that many championships, won that many games, you know he’s going to be tough to beat.”

The Falcons split with the Bucs last season. They needed an interception return for a touchdown in overtime last season to get a win in the regular-season finale.