Had the Falcons advanced to the Super Bowl, Matt Ryan would have played.
This weekend’s Pro Bowl, not so much.
Smith said the recovery time for the injury would be three to four weeks.
With Ryan out, the NFC is sending the B-team of passers to Hawaii, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III are already out of the game with injuries, having been replaced by Eli Manning and Drew Brees.
So while we debate whether certain quarterbacks are elite or not, you only have to be in the top 37.5 percent of your conference to call yourself an NFC Pro Bowler; or, technically speaking, not a Cardinal.