Regarding of the era, reaching 50,000 yards passing is impressive.
“I think that when you think of Matt, I come up with his toughness,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He is always ready to deliver and plays through injuries, plays through pain to still deliver the ball. All of those things, Matt stands for.”
New Orleans’ Drew Brees (76,228), New England’s Tom Brady (73,782), the Los Angeles Chargers’ Philip Rivers (58,090), Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (56,545), the New York Giants’ Eli Manning (56,537) and Ryan rank in the top 10. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (46,009) is chasing.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there are milestones there for a competitor of his level,” Quinn said. “All of those milestones are certainly great, and he is deserving.”
Chris Myers, who will handle the play-by-play for Fox on the Sunday telecast, believes Ryan will end up with a gold jacket.
“I still think you have a future Hall of Famer quarterback in Matt Ryan,” Myers said.
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