NFLN survey/Super Bowl QB: Falcons

January, 29, 2014
Jan 29
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Two-minute warning. The Super Bowl is on the line. Whom do the Atlanta Falcons want as their quarterback?

Matt Ryan, of course.

The problem is, our NFL Nation survey wouldn’t allow players to vote for their teammates. So they had to go with next best answer.

For the majority, it was Tom Brady, who received 40 percent of the vote in the NFL Nation poll for which quarterback should be in control with the Super Bowl on the line.

One Falcon called Brady a ``beast’’ in describing what he’s able to do under pressure. Brady leads all players with seven game-winning playoff drives, ahead of John Elway (six) and Joe Montana (five).

As for Ryan, he’ll get his chance someday. He has 24 career game-winning drives, including six during 2012 -- the same year the Falcons came within one game of the Super Bowl.

Maybe next year will be Ryan’s time.

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter

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