Thursday, August 29, 2013
#NFLRank: Matt Ryan at No. 22
By Pat Yasinskas
The latest installment of #NFLRank (Nos. 21 through 30) is out and Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan came in at No. 22.
ESPN Stats & Info: Since beginning his career in 2008, Ryan has more wins (56) and game-winning drives (22) than any other quarterback. He's won at least 10 games in four of his five NFL seasons.
Yasinskas comment: Atlanta fans often feel like Ryan gets sold short. A lot of that has to do with the fact that he only has one postseason victory. But that didn’t seem to work against him in this ranking. Ryan came in two spots ahead of Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, who has won two Super Bowls. I’m in agreement with Ryan being ranked ahead of Roethlisberger, who had very good teams around him in his championship seasons. I think Ryan has been very good, but his best football still might be ahead of him and that could mean great things for the Falcons.