Matt Ryan gets to 40,000 passing yards faster than anyone

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Currently, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t get mentioned much when listing the game’s all-time greats. That could be changing, soon.

Ryan reached 40,000 career passing yards on Sunday, getting to the landmark in fewer games than any quarterbacks in league history.

According to the NFL, Ryan reached the milestone in 151 career games. Drew Brees did it in 152.

Ryan currently is 19th on the all-time passing yardage list, with 40,073. He’ll pass John Unitas (40,239), Joe Montana (40,551), and Kerry Collins (40,922) in the coming weeks.

13 responses to “Matt Ryan gets to 40,000 passing yards faster than anyone

  1. If I were assembling a team in the afterlife, I’d take Johnny U and Montana over Ryan no matter how many yards he ends up with.

    Stats are for losers.

  2. Zero Superbowl wins. At least 9 seasons where nobody card what he and the falcons were doing. Product of the changing times .. just like Stafford .. nobody ever says remember that epic game where Matt Ryan threw for x hundred yards and x tds… it’s more like .. remember that 9-7 season they had where they were completely forgettable and Ryan had 4k yards?

  3. Passing yardage really isn’t the requirement to be a great QB. That’s why Kerry Collins, Dave Krieg, and Vinny Testaverde won’t ever be in Canton. The elite QBs usually win a SB, and Matt Ryan is already on the wrong side of 30. A very impressive career, but needs more team success.

  4. Matt Ryan is a fantasy-football QB superstar. In real world football, he is a footnote on an afterthought.

    He might move past John Unitas and Joe Montana in passing yard statistics, but he is in no way comparable to those championship QBs and ultimate field-generals.

  5. Going to sound funny coming from a Patriots fan, but if the Pats didn’t have Brady, I’d want Ryan

    He’s still got a long and successful career in front of him’

  6. florida76 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    Passing yardage really isn’t the requirement to be a great QB. That’s why Kerry Collins, Dave Krieg, and Vinny Testaverde won’t ever be in Canton. The elite QBs usually win a SB, and Matt Ryan is already on the wrong side of 30. A very impressive career, but needs more team success.
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    While those QBs didn’t win a SB, are you prepared to say that Tarkenton, Moon and Marino don’t deserve to be in the hall of fame?

  7. Passing stats today is quite misleading! They have a lot of short dink and dunks that receivers, TE, RB catch passes and accumulate half of the yards. The run game generally suffers to some degree. It is due more to the passing systems team employ today in the NFL. Old school guys had to earn their yards-They had to do all the reads first deep, then mid, then short and hold onto the ball sometimes and read deep again. Today, they have great talent in the ready to receive short dump offs and run for 40 yards which magically become Passing yards. You cannot even compare this stuff to old school football where QB’s got a lot of interceptions early in the game trying to throw deep in NFL windows like they were required to do to even see the field. Joe Montana and Bill Walsh started all this dink and dunk stuff. Even though Joe was well trained to go downfield and he could and did. That dink and dunk was to replace the rushing yards because teams could stop the run a lot and you were toast if they did. And with Jerry Rice and company, the YAC yards were born!

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