Where Matt Ryan goes, the Falcons go. The team will only be as good as the fifth-year player allows them to be. However, Ron Jaworski likes the Falcons' signal-caller as the 11th-best quarterback in the NFL. He notes in his analysis why (h/t ESPN.com Staff):
Number 11 on my quarterback big board is Matt Ryan. You know what I really appreciate about Ryan? He has improved in each of his four years as the Falcons starter. How about this, folks? He’s won 69 percent of his NFL starts. That’s pretty good!
Ryan is the most important player. He should lead the Falcons to another record of at least 10-6 while throwing for over 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. The leadership and pure statistical ability will allow him to be the Falcons' MVP for yet another season.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL draft. He is also the Falcons' analyst at Drafttek and also runs the NFL draft website ScarDraft.com and the host of Kvetching Draftniks Radio.