Matt Ryan closing in on 300 touchdowns, 50,000 yards

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is likely to hit two impressive career milestones during the 2019 season.

Ryan has 295 career passing touchdowns, putting him just five away from 300 in his career. And Ryan has 46,720 passing yards, putting him 3,280 yards away from 50,000 in his career.

Considering that Ryan had 4,924 yards and 35 touchdowns last year, he should hit the 300-touchdown mark early in the 2019 season and the 50,000-yard mark late in the season, assuming he stays healthy — something that has never been a problem for Ryan, who is hoping for his 10th straight season starting all 16 games.

Ryan is currently 12th in NFL history in passing yards and could pass Fran Tarkenton, Warren Moon and John Elway to move up to No. 9 in yards this season. Ryan is 12th in passing touchdowns and likely to move ahead of Elway and into 11th place this season.

59 responses to “Matt Ryan closing in on 300 touchdowns, 50,000 yards

  1. He has a lot of milestones. Like the record for the most blown playoff games where he had a double digit lead.

  2. I see him finishing 5th all-time. With Rivers, Eli and Big Ben all in their last year or two and all less than 10,000, Ryan is on target to pass them if he plays to say 39. Then in 5th place is Marino on 61,361, and I think Ryan (34) can comfortably take that mark too. But ahead of that is a big gap to Brady on 70,514 and he’s prob still going another couple of years. Note that PFT’s darling “goat” QB, Aaron Rodgers (42,944) at age 35 is nowhere in this debate.

  3. Wow there is a lot of hate for first thing in the morning. Great work Matty, you have a solid organization behind you, there’s still time to win the big one. Just staying healthy this long is worth celebrating.

  4. The Patriots have trolled the Falcons twice now…Once with their Superbowl Rings having 283 diamonds in it which caused Arthur Blank to go ballistic, and now again with Brady’s new contract extension which everyone now knows is really only guaranteed for this year. If you add up all of the money though and divide it by 3 years it averages $28.3 Million a year….Now that’s trolling Atlanta HARD!!

  5. And with his big contract and the one Julio Jones is about to sign, he’ll never sniff the SB again. His career will always be defines as 28-3. Anyone else notice that the Brady’s new salary after his extension is $28.3 M?

  6. Despite blowing 28-3, and 17-0, leads in the SB and NFC Championship games, Ryan has still had a great career, and still has time, if Atlanta can put it together. Did a great job, coming in and winning the city over, after the Vick, dog fighting scandal. Had it not been for a Ryan led comeback against Seattle in the 2012 playoffs, Seattle may have won the SB, with Wilson as a rookie.

  7. Playoff snark aside, he deserves some credit here. The Falcons were in ruins when they drafted him, and he quickly turned them around.

  8. I’m so sick of hearing about Ryans, Rivers, and Romo’s yards and touchdowns.

    They all were on some really great teams and choked when it mattered most.

    Meanwhile guys like Eli and Flacco get blasted because of mediocre numbers, but they showed out in the playoffs and superbowl.

    You fantasy football minded gentlemen that never played organized football make me sick.

  9. What are the combined number of Super Bowl wins for Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Fran Tarkenton… 0. When a single player is only measured by championships that means the other 52 players on the team are meaningless. It means the coaching is meaningless. The team, the organization and the time are meaningless. Sorry wrong. There are many great players who end up on bad teams. At the end of every year only 3% of players are winning a championship.

  10. So many haters on here. LOL. Like Matt Ryan cares. The guy is a consummate pro. Never in trouble. Never causing drama. All he does is play like a machine year in and year out. The entire team collapsed in the 2nd half of that Super Bowl, and it started with coaching. Kyle Shanahan, who roundly considered a great O-coordinator by his peers, completely turtled. The situational play-calling was brutal. How that is Matt Ryan’s fault is beyond me. That’s just the sign of the times though. People don’t think or look at reality, they just point fingers. Matt Ryan is the kinda guy everyone should root for. He’s an actual role model, not just a pretend one because he’s a famous athlete.

  11. I always find it interesting, when people who have not accomplished the things someone has accomplished, when they criticize that individual for not doing better. lol.

    Stay classy human race.

  12. QB’s stats are so over-inflated these days, it’s ridiculous. Every QB throws for a lot of yardage today, especially when they’re playing from behind all time.
    Matt Ryan is a good QB. but I can name 25 QB’s I’d take over him in under three moments, right off the top of my head. He would have trouble making my top 50 QB’s list of all time. And all three of those QB’s you named that he’ll be passing soon were way better QB’s then he is. He isn’t even on the same planet as Elway.
    So — to me, big deal that he has achieved these numbers.

  13. Matt Ryan is a good QB. but I can name 25 QB’s I’d take over him in under three moments, right off the top of my head. He would have trouble making my top 50 QB’s list of all time.

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    Should read, “under three minutes”…… My bad.

  14. Nobody melts down like “Matty Ice” when it matters.
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    Matt Ryan is 10th all time in game-winning drives (36) and 11th all time in 4th quarter comebacks (27).

  15. It’s good to know nobody in the comment section watches football

    Matt Ryan had a perfect passer rating in that super bowl
    Has the record for most 200 yard games
    Most consecutive 3 touchdown games in the playoffs
    A defense that ranks 25 the 11 years he’s been in Atlanta
    And one of the best post season qb ratings

    But hey 28-3

    Losers

  16. I don’t think Ryan is a choker at all. I’d take him to qb the pats in a heart beat when brady retires. His team just got out coached and had the misfortune to be playing against Brady’s unprecedented force of will. Any other team would have been going through the motions down 28-3 in a super bowl. I can see manning shrugging his shoulders and shaking his head just like he did against the saints and Broncs. He quit.

  17. dejadoh says:
    August 7, 2019 at 9:12 am
    What are the combined number of Super Bowl wins for Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Fran Tarkenton… 0. When a single player is only measured by championships that means the other 52 players on the team are meaningless. It means the coaching is meaningless. The team, the organization and the time are meaningless. Sorry wrong. There are many great players who end up on bad teams. At the end of every year only 3% of players are winning a championship.

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    So championships are “team” numbers but Matt our up the passing and TD numbers all by himself? Yeah ok….

  18. Most of the commenters in here need serious therapy — and many years of it. If Matt’s stats, great attitude, durability, leadership and all-time record don’t impress you, then I don’t know how exactly you measure a QB… not every QB has 6 rings, or even 1. Matt is a consummate professional, an elite QB, and a truly nice human being whether you like it or not. Who is your QB?

  19. I’m so sick of hearing about Ryans, Rivers, and Romo’s yards and touchdowns.

    They all were on some really great teams and choked when it mattered most.
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    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 90.5

    Tony Romo – 93.0

    .. so it looks like you need to add a name to your little list there.

  20. Jake Long who was chosen the first pick instead of Matt Ryan in their draft by the Miami Dolphins is now out of football. Moreover the Dolphins are still trying to find a franchise quarterback.

  21. Matt Ryan is the highest rated active post-season passer.

    Higher than Brees, Rodgers, and 10 whole points higher than Tom Terrific.

    As per usual, team success is being confused with individual success.

  22. For a QB to be great he has to be able to take his team all the way. Stats are meaningless without the win to justify it.

    It’s hard to measure how many of those yards are garbage time prevent defense numbers. The QB in particular is supposed to be the leader of this team and if he can’t lead his team to victory then he’s just another Fran Tarkenton.

    Blowing that 28-3 lead tells you a lot more about Ryan than his meaningless passing yards.

  23. aarons444 says:
    August 7, 2019 at 11:10 am
    I’m so sick of hearing about Ryans, Rivers, and Romo’s yards and touchdowns.

    They all were on some really great teams and choked when it mattered most.
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    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 90.5

    Tony Romo – 93.0

    .. so it looks like you need to add a name to your little list there.

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    Postseason Record:

    Tony Romo: 2-4 ,0 Conference Championships, 0 SB Wins
    Tom Brady: 30-10, 9 Conference Championships, 6 SB wins

    I guess this tells you all you need to know about the value of QBR

  24. geez people, there are reasons why some QBs don’t win titles, a big one is that they don’t make the big, clutch play at the big moment. We all know Ryan is a great guy, is hard working, talented, is a team guy and puts up big numbers. In today’s NFL the big numbers don’t mean a whole lot anymore. EVERYONE puts up big numbers, all the rule changes have heavily favored the offense, the game is completely different from even 15 years ago. So of course Ryan and every other modern QB will throw for massive stats and higher numbers than QBs who played in prior generations. But here it is, there is NO WAY any great, elite, clutch QB would have lost SB 51 after being up 28-3 halfway through the 3rd quarter. Ryan had his moment and he choked. There is ZERO chance any ELITE QB loses that game. ZERO chance Brady, Rodgers, Manning, Unitas, Montana, Ben, Elway, Aikman, Tarkenton, Stabler, Bradshaw, Starr, Staubach, etc… lose that game. For Ryan to give up the sack to Tre Flowers when in field goal range just cannot happen, but it did

  25. Matt Ryan didn’t miss a block on a pass play or allow the Patriots to go up the field to score 34 points. That’s on his blockers and his defense. To put the Super Bowl loss on his shoulders when the defense was on the field for 99 snaps (when they averaged 65 defensive snaps a game) and when Ryan had a 144 passer rating is just idiotic trolling for likes.

  26. Postseason Record:

    Tony Romo: 2-4 ,0 Conference Championships, 0 SB Wins
    Tom Brady: 30-10, 9 Conference Championships, 6 SB wins
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    Cowboys 2006-2016 – 2-4, 0 Conference Championships, 0 SB Wins
    Patriots 2001-present – 30-10, 9 Conference Championships, 6 SB wins

  27. So Ryan was responsible for calling 3 consecutive pass while in FG range? A FG that in essence would have “iced” the game? Sure, let’s not blame the brilliant play calling.

  28. I think it’s kind of misleading comparing Ryan’s statistical achievements compared to HoF QBs of the past. 25 years ago passing for 3500 yards and 25 TDs was a big deal. These days if a quarterback doesn’t pass for 4,000 or more yards he’s a sub-rate QB or a Game Manager.

  29. baltimoresnativeson says:
    August 7, 2019 at 9:09 am
    I’m so sick of hearing about Ryans, Rivers, and Romo’s yards and touchdowns.

    They all were on some really great teams and choked when it mattered most.

    Meanwhile guys like Eli and Flacco get blasted because of mediocre numbers, but they showed out in the playoffs and superbowl.

    You fantasy football minded gentlemen that never played organized football make me sick.

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    When has Rivers or Romo been on great teams??? Rivers should have had a ring if he was drafted by team he was supposed to go to! Romo could have if the front office addressed the defense years ago. Eli and Flacco did their part but benefited from a really good defense they’d never win another

  30. Last time I checked Ryan doesn’t play on defense, or special teams or the OL. Yes Ryan has an excellent WR in Julio Jones, but he also makes Jones a better WR. But he can’t do it all by himself.

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    SWFLPC.INC says:
    August 7, 2019 at 10:37 am
    dejadoh says:
    August 7, 2019 at 9:12 am
    What are the combined number of Super Bowl wins for Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Fran Tarkenton… 0. When a single player is only measured by championships that means the other 52 players on the team are meaningless. It means the coaching is meaningless. The team, the organization and the time are meaningless. Sorry wrong. There are many great players who end up on bad teams. At the end of every year only 3% of players are winning a championship.
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    So championships are “team” numbers but Matt our up the passing and TD numbers all by himself? Yeah ok….

  31. I think the biggest thing with Ryan is that he’s been productive and is also the top qb in Falcons history but he has never wowed anyone. He has no signature wins. Unfortunately the thing that stands out is a blown 25 pt lead in the Super Bowl. I was born in Atlanta and saw Bartkowski, and every other talented but under performing qb afterwards and until Ryan gets a ring I think Falcons fans and football fans alike will just say he was a solid qb that couldn’t finish the drill. He isn’t even regarded as a top 5 qb of his era just a stat guy fair or not

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