Matt Ryan says he’s the best quarterback in the NFC South

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The NFC South has plenty of great quarterbacks, including a pair of future first-ballot Hall of Famers who will have a combined age if 84 when then meet in Week One. But another quarterback in the division recently proclaimed that he’s the best.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, appearing on Pardon My Take with PFT Commenter and Big Cat, called himself the best of the bunch.

It’s a bunch that includes Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Teddy Bridgewater, Jameis Winston, and Taysom Hill.

Ryan won the NFL’s MVP award four years ago, and he helped the Falcons build a 28-3 lead in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI. After the Falcons lost the game, they became basically disregarded. They shouldn’t be, Ryan shouldn’t be.

As discussed during Friday’s PFT Live, Ryan has +4400 odds to win the MVP award this season. That makes him an intriguing option; if the Falcons can stack up wins like they did four years ago — and they have the talent to do it — maybe they can stand out enough for their starting quarterback to get the same kind of recognition he got in 2016.

73 responses to “Matt Ryan says he’s the best quarterback in the NFC South

  1. Matt is the greatest, he’s the best. And I do mean that in every sense. He is just tremendous, tremendous. All he does is play the best game, with the best players, and he makes the game great again. The other quarterbacks are total losers, total losers. They have no idea what they’re doing. I was talking to one of my generals the other day, and I said, “I can’t believe this! What are they doing out there? It’s like they’ve lost their minds.” He says, “I know sir.” Then I said, “Look at this Matt Ryan guy. He’s amazing, just amazing. He puts em all to shame. Really knows what he’s doing.”;

  2. NFL is not doing drug tests anymore? I know someone who for sure needs to be checked out.

  3. What is he supposed to say? “Nah, I suck, Brady is way better, and Drew Brees deserves my MVP award. Bridgewater is probably better, too, I just get carried by Julio Jones every year.”

  4. 9-15 against the Saints and Drew Brees since he entered the league. Nuff said.

  5. Trap question. If you give credit to others, you lack confidence. If you say you believe you’re the best, everyone pounces. Best answer? I dunno, you tell me.

  6. It’s been a tough week, so it’s nice to close it out with some light hearted humor. Thanks, Matt!

  7. he’s way better than a lot of guys but matt ryan at his best in the 2016 season still isnt as good as Drew Brees most years maybe even 2020 brees will be better. respect to matt ryan tho, he’s steady and got talent a dude like kirk cousins can only wish for

  8. Prove it by leading your team to the division championship. Quarterbacks are paid to win games and championships, not to put up good numbers and look good while losing.

  9. He will never have the careers of Brady or Brees. But he’s easily the best in the division if you’re looking toward the future and considering multiple years. It’s not as clear cut who is the best for this season.

  10. Ryan has two more seasons, tops … Not a HOF QB until he wins a SB and that wont happen it Atlanta.

  11. COVID-19 apparently affects ones thought process. Besides dry cough, fever, muscle ache, add delusions of grandeur to the list.

  12. He may be. Brady is an all timer but he’s 43. We’ll see if he’s the same Brady if we ever see football this season.

  13. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  14. Jameis thought at the beginning of the off season that a team was going to pay him 30 million per year…

  15. Arguably the third best. However, I expect most people will see him at the fourth best after Teddy has a full season in a real offense.

  16. The worlds finest chocolate bars i sold for elementary school fundraising made a more realistic claim.

  17. flaccodelic says:
    June 26, 2020 at 9:40 pm
    Trap question. If you give credit to others, you lack confidence. If you say you believe you’re the best, everyone pounces. Best answer? I dunno, you tell me.

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    Actually, over the years, Ive heard good and great players brimming with self-confidence spend the better part of their post-game interviews talking about everyone but themselves. As for Ryan, I’d have to hear the actual interview question and answer to decide if he just confident in his ability or being delusional. The Super Bowl loss was a few years back, and the two QBs ahead of Ryan in that division, Brady and Brees are now past 40.

  18. Statements like this are why the NFL needs a more rigorous drug testing program because you would have to be high on some very very good stuff to believe you’re the best QB of the bunch inside the NFC-W. That makes zero sense, the only way that makes sense is if you’re not a sober state of mind ILMAO. Ryan is an above average QB . That’s it. Ryan isn’t all that great and he definitely doesn’t play the game mentally within his mind like Tom Brady does.

  19. Matt has been in recovery since the Superbowl debacle. He has had time to heal. Now he will face Brady–the man that he has been seeing in his nightmares.The fact that a generally humble man such as Matt is declaring superiority indicates that he smells blood in the water. Redemption is a powerful thing.

  20. The best QB in the NFC South got his MVP but kicked by the Patriots in the greatest comeback in SB history – you weren’t MVP material then and you’ll never be again – you’re lucky if you make it into the top 10 best QBs; very overrated and full of crap.

  21. The guy is a slow footed toad and that’s the reason he couldn’t win a Super Bowl.

  22. Taysom Hill. That’s funny.
    If Ryan had picked up the 8th Lombardi Trophy for QBs in the division, he’d have more cred with the claim. But he is considerably younger than two of the other QBs, so not an outlandish statement. But one best kept to himself. Discretion is the better part of valor.

  23. Watch the Bucs fall flat and watch the bandwagon Tampa bay fans jump to another team by week 6.

  24. 2019 Matt Ryan: 4466 yards – 26 td – 14 int – 9 fumbles

    2019 tom brady: 4057 yards – 24 td – 8 int – 4 fumbles

    2019 drew brees: 2979 yards – 27 td – 4 int – 0 fumbles

  25. Brady and Brees have obviously had better careers, but if you’re just looking at this coming season (whenever that happens), he’s got a strong case. Those two maybe HOFers but both are showing their age.
    BTW, Bridgewater may be 2nd best.

  26. Career playoff record: Brees 8-8 Ryan 4-6

    Career playoff QB rating: Brees 101.2 Ryan 100.8
    Career playoff Completion %age Brees 67 Ryan 67.5

    Career Reg Seas Compltn %age Brees 67.6 Ryan 65.4
    Carrier Reg Season QB Rating: Brees 98.4 Ryan 94.6

  27. skoldaddy2020 says:
    June 26, 2020 at 9:03 pm
    Matt is the greatest, he’s the best. And I do mean that in every sense. He is just tremendous, tremendous. All he does is play the best game, with the best players, and he makes the game great again. The other quarterbacks are total losers, total losers. They have no idea what they’re doing. I was talking to one of my generals the other day, and I said, “I can’t believe this! What are they doing out there? It’s like they’ve lost their minds.” He says, “I know sir.” Then I said, “Look at this Matt Ryan guy. He’s amazing, just amazing. He puts em all to shame. Really knows what he’s doing.”;

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    You left out “That Tom Brady, he’s just a low energy guy”

  28. Years ago, 1990 I think, they had a made-for-TV show called the NFL QB Skills challenge. Jay Schroeder of the Skins won the longest throw drill with a heave of 75 yards. Elway was 2and at 73 yards. I have no idea how far the guys can throw it today. Farther I presume. The longest recorded NFL pass, per Peter King, was 100 yards by a Bears backup in the 30s. He did it in practice.

  29. Since 2008, Brees has played in five fewer games than Ryan and holds a 69.0% completion rate for 54,029 yards, 391 touchdowns and 154 interceptions. Ryan has a 65.6% rate over his 12 seasons for 48,890 yards, 310 touchdowns and 141 interceptions. … Brees averaged 8.2 yards per pass; Ryan averaged 8.1.

    Matt is 6 years younger than Brees. Matt has a better playoff QB rating 100.8.
    Matt is better than Breeze and Brady has lost arm strength. Matt has only finished outside of the top 10 (11th) I’m rating one time. Neither Brady or Brees made it in the top 10 last year.

  30. What Matt meant to say was “I’m the best QB in the NFC South that doesn’t have a ring”!

  31. Ryan has +4400 odds to win the MVP award this season. – Ill put down $10 to win $440. But No Matt, You’re 3rd best. Maybe 4th is TD Teddy starts to ball out this season.

  32. LOL at the people laughing at the audacity of Matt Ryan saying he’s the best in the division and then turning around and lauding Teddy friggin Bridgewater who’s never thrown more than 14 TD’s in a season.

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