Matt Ryan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ranking the Top 5 QB-WR Duos Entering 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "We often discuss the evolution of the NFL as a fast-paced pass-heavy game with an emphasis on quarterbacks and their weapons. Last offseason, the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills made aggressive moves to acquire lead wide receivers. In each case, the acquisition paid off for a..." April 25

  • Did Justin Fields emulate Matt Ryan at pro day for Kyle Shanahan?

    Larry Brown Sports "We knew that Justin Fields’ Wednesday showcase was largely for coach Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers, but Fields certainly appeared to do some extra things to catch Shanahan’s eye. On Monday, it was reported that Fields was working on specific..." April 14

  • Terry Fontenot: We’re excited about Matt Ryan, but have to evaluate incoming QBs

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have the fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft, and there’s been plenty of speculation that they could take a quarterback to be Matt Ryan‘s successor. With General Manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith reportedly “aligned” on..." April 13

  • Atlanta Falcons may draft QB despite Matt Ryan’s restructure

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Falcons restructured longtime quarterback Matt Ryan‘s contract this offseason, but that doesn’t mean they won’t go for his eventual successor with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. By decreasing Ryan’s salary cap hit for 2021,..." March 17

  • Matt Ryan restructures contract, Falcons gain $14M in cap space

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have talked about adding a quarterback to the roster this offseason, but they shot down suggestions that Matt Ryan would be going anywhere and that’s almost certainly the case after restructuring his contract. Ryan was set to have a cap hit of $40.9 million..." March 16

  • Panthers LB Shaq Thompson “Happy” Drew Brees Is Retiring, Wants Tom Brady, Matt Ryan ‘Outta Here’ Too

    Total Pro Sports "If and when Drew Brees announces his retirement, there is at least one person who will be thrilled to see him gone. Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson told Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe that while he’ll miss the rush of competing against Brees, he won’t be..." March 05

  • Falcons owner Arthur Blank confident Matt Ryan, Julio Jones will be back in 2021

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons encountered change unseen in their franchise in some time in 2020, but it's not going to include their most popular remaining players. Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke Thursday on how his club will proceed in the offseason at quarterback and receiver, and his..." February 04

  • Matt Ryan plans to be the 'best possible teammate' if Falcons draft QB

    AtlantaFalcons.com "A lot has changed since the last time Matt Ryan addressed the media. Ryan joined 680 The Fan's "The Front Row" on Wednesday morning and covered several topics including his thoughts on his new head coach, how long he wants to play for, his thoughts on if the Falcons were..." February 04

  • Falcons won't consider trading Matt Ryan or Julio Jones

    USA Today "When it comes to NFL news, quarterbacks tend to dominate the headlines. That’s especially true this offseason as more than a dozen teams could enter the new year with a new starting QB. The Atlanta Falcons have been one of the teams mentioned most frequently since the team holds..." February 02

  • How Matt Ryan to Bears Would Benefit Atlanta

    Heavy "Welcome to the offseason ladies and gents and soon, it will be a dead zone once the Super Bowl is over. With no more Falcons football for another seven months, we’ll be looking at every possible trade featuring Matt Ryan. Maybe we’re wasting our time here,..." February 01

  • 49ers Becoming A Potential Destination For Matt Ryan

    Total Pro Sports "Now that Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith have been officially introduced as the Atlanta Falcons new GM and head coach, the next order of business will be the roster evaluation that also includes the veteran QB. Matt Ryan turns 36-years-old in May, but there will still be some teams..." January 26

  • The Futures Of Matt Ryan And Julio Jones With The Atlanta Falcons Remains Undecided

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons made it clear after the firing of coach Dan Quinn and G.M. Thomas Dimitroff that the next coach and G.M. will have a major voice in determining the futures of key players like quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones. New coach Arthur Smith recently..." January 22

  • Atlanta Falcons HC Arthur Smith suggests a Matt Ryan trade is not in the cards

    Sportsnaut "Falcons owner Arthur Blank played into these rumors by suggesting that the team’s new head coach, general manager tandem would ultimately make the decision on the 35-year-old Ryan. It was always going to be about who the Falcons brought on to call the shots. Once they..." January 19

  • Arthur Smith: We’re gonna play to Matt Ryan’s strengths

    AtlantaFalcons.com "Arthur Smith has only been the Atlanta Falcons head coach for a couple of days and has lots of decisions to make in the coming days, weeks and months. But when it comes to what kind of team he wants to field in 2021, Smith didn't hesitate with his response. "We want to be the..." January 19

  • 5 most-likely trade scenarios for Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan

    Sportsnaut "Could a Matt Ryan trade be in the cards for the Atlanta Falcons? It’s a question that will be raised on the NFL rumor mill for the next several months after Atlanta fired head coach Dan Quinn and owner Arthur Blank recently indicated that both Ryan and Julio Jones might not be..." January 06

  • Arthur Blank reiterates that Matt Ryan, Julio Jones may not be back

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Atlanta Falcons' season came to an end on Sunday, and the organization officially put a bow on it Monday during a season-end press conference with owner Arthur Blank and team president and CEO Rich McKay. As was expected, much of the conversation focused on the future of the..." January 06

  • Matt Ryan era is ending with Atlanta Falcons

    Clutch Points "The Matt Ryan era in Atlanta may be coming to an end. The Atlanta Falcons are positioned in a prime situation with the fourth pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and all signs point to them cashing it in on their next passer. Trevor Sikkema and Ben Solak, the hosts of the..." January 05

  • Vegas odds look at Drew Brees, other veterans who could play elsewhere in 2021

    Sportsnaut "NFL quarterbacks run the league in this modern pass-first era. We know that full well given just how dominant reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has been. With that said, there’s numerous veteran quarterbacks who could change teams or outright retire following the 2020..." December 29

  • Falcons could part ways with Julio Jones and Matt Ryan via trades in 2021

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Falcons are poised to hire a new general manager with the futures of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones looming large. Regardless of who is hired as the next general manager of the Falcons, team president Rich McKay says they won’t be forced to keep Ryan and Jones, per..." December 24

  • Matt Ryan optimistic on Raheem Morris' future, Falcons potential in 2021

    Sporting News "Matt Ryan remembers receiving one of his favorite Christmas presents when he was in junior high.   It was a natural progression for the veteran Falcons quarterback to pay that forward Monday with the DICK's Sporting Goods Foundation's..." December 22

  • Why Falcons Matt Ryan to 49ers Makes Sense

    Heavy "While the Falcons haven’t made it clear on what they’ll do with Matt Ryan next season, speculation continues to heat up as the season comes to an end. And yes, there are plenty of obstacles if Atlanta does decide to move on from their MVP QB but Falcons..." December 21

  • Atlanta Falcons to Trade Matt Ryan to Indianapolis Colts?

    Heavy "With the offseason right around the corner, tis the season for NFL rumors to spread like wildfire. An intriguing one this week is a Matt Ryan trade to the Indianapolis Colts. A few weeks back, ESPN’s show “Get Up” aired a segment where Mike Greenberg..." December 17

  • Falcons’ Matt Ryan on the verge of breaking Peyton Manning’s NFL record

    Clutch Points "With a 4-8 record heading into Week 14, the Atlanta Falcons will likely miss the playoffs for the third straight season. But that hasn’t stopped quarterback Matt Ryan from achieving personal milestones in his 13th season with the Falcons, including one that he can reach when..." December 13

  • Matt Ryan and 2 other trade scenarios for the Patriots this offseason

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots head into Week 14’s “Thursday Night Football” game against the Los Angeles Rams boasting a 6-6 record and having won four of their past five. Unfortunately, New England is also two games out of the final NFL Playoff spot in the AFC..." December 10