Is a new completion percentage standard of 70 possible?


Is a new completion percentage standard of 70 possible?

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed a whopping 78.3 percent of his passes against Tennessee in the third exhibition game.

Ryan was 18 of 23 for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

Ryan has completed 75 percent or more of his passes 15 times in his six seasons, including four games with a completion percentage of 80-or-better.

He believes a 75 percent completion percentage may be the new standard for quarterbacks.

“I don’t think there is any limit,” Ryan said. “I think that everybody has to be of the mindset when you’re playing at this level that you can complete every pass that you throw.”

Ryan believes that film review and a good set of wide receivers make such a high completion percentage possible.

“One of the things that we’ve talked about as we’ve watched the film for the past couple of years, we always have three or four plays a game where we feel like we could be a little bit better in those situations,” Ryan said. “I feel if we can do that, have three, four or five more completions a game, you can get that number up over 70. I think that’s a good place for us to start.”

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