After 14 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan shall be carrying a brand new uniform in 2022 after getting traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. In his first press convention in Indianapolis, Ryan stated he is not lamenting the change.
“I simply knew the roster [the Colts] have and the idea in the way in which they do issues, the time was proper for me,” Ryan stated Tuesday, through ESPN. “I knew that it was time to go in a unique course.”
Ryan, 36, missed solely three video games throughout his time with the Falcons after he was picked third total within the 2008 NFL Draft. He ranks eighth all-time in passing yards and ninth in passing touchdowns. In 2016, Ryan earned MVP honors after throwing 38 touchdowns with seven interceptions and main the Falcons to Tremendous Bowl LI.
Atlanta was reportedly a finalist to amass Deshaun Watson in a commerce with the Houston Texans. Watson was as an alternative traded to the Cleveland Browns, however the injury was performed and led to Ryan getting dealt to the Colts.
“It is undoubtedly been a whirlwind of per week for certain on my finish,” Ryan stated. “This time final week we did not know the way it was going to shake out. From the time it began final week till we sit right here immediately, I assumed all people dealt with the whole lot professionally. I did not like the whole lot I heard, however you do not at all times like what you hear generally.”
Ryan completed the 2021 season with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Falcons ended the 12 months 7-10 whereas the Colts completed 9-8.