change at offensive coordinator will impact Ryan’s production

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change at offensive coordinator will impact Ryan’s production

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Sometimes it seems like Matt Ryan is the Rodney Dangerfield of NFL quarterbacks. Even after winning the MVP award, he can’t get any respect from some people.

Ryan posted career highs in a number of categories last year, including passing yards 4,944 , touchdowns 38 and yards per attempt 9.26 . It’s perfectly natural to expect some regression from Ryan in 2017, but some folks are taking it too far.

Case in point on Eric Karabell’s annual “do not draft” list at ESPN Insider, Ryan was named as one of the QBs to avoid

Last year was   https://www.falconsatljersey.com/tyler-renew-jersey-c-40.html the first time in Ryan’s nine seasons that he finished among the top five quarterbacks. Nobody denies Ryan was great, but there’s generally a Super Bowl hangover, and with Ryan, quite a bit went right for him to have his best year, including an interception rate he suddenly slashed in half. That seems unlikely to continue.

If you ignore the facile Super Bowl hangover thing, Karabell has a point, especially about Ryan’s interception rate. Then again, if you look deeper at the big picture there’s not much reason to expect a significant dropoff from Ryan this year.

First of all, the Falcons are returning 10 of 11 starters on offense, with the only exception being right guard, so Ryan did not Duke Riley Jersey lose any of his receiving weapons over the offseason.

Next, Atlanta faced one of the most difficult defensive schedules in the league last year. This year the road will be easier, which means Ryan has a relatively easier path to posing solid fantasy football numbers.

The biggest question mark is how the change at offensive coordinator will impact Ryan’s production. However , from what we have seen so far out of Steve Sarkisian it looks like he’s not going to change much from what Kyle Shanahan did last year. Assuming that remains the case during the regular season https://www.falconsatljersey.com/quincy-mauger-jersey-c-42.html, Ryan should have no problem posting top 10 QB numbers.

Ryan should definitely not be at the top of your board https://www.falconsatljersey.com/derrick-coleman-jersey-c-41.html, but avoiding him completely on principle is a mistake. Draft accordingly.