Even when he’s joining record books, Matt Ryan can’t escape the torture of being reminded of the time he and the Falcons blew a 28-3 Super Bowl lead.
Matt Ryan is one of the long-standing NFL quarterbacks that probably doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. A 4-time Pro Bowler with over 60,000 yards and 350 touchdowns, Ryan has survived 14 full years and counting as a starter in one of the toughest positions to stay relevant in of all pro sports. Even more impressive, Ryan has started every game of the regular season in twelve different seasons.
But alas, Ryan has never gotten it done at the highest level, yet to win a Super Bowl. Of course, there was that one time…
While Falcons fans are definitely tired of the jokes, it’s a classic go-to for just about any NFL follower that isn’t a Falcon supporter.
Matt Ryan is trolled by his own record ball at Pro Football Hall of Fame
Matt Ryan became just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to reach the 60,000 yards plateau in Week 1 with the Indianapolis Colts. The ball he achieved the feat with was shipped for display in Canton, Ohio, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The number indicating which ball was extremely unfortunate:
Yup. “283.” Doesn’t take long for fans to sniff that one out.
Saints fans had some fun with it. On Reddit, fans pointed out how Brees was mentioned in the information sheet on the display as a subtle second jab at Ryan. The display sheet mentions how Brees still holds the record for the fastest to 60,000 yards.
Brees ended his career with 80,358 yards in 20 seasons and Tom Brady leads the all-time leaderboard with 84,732 yards (and counting), so still some ground for Ryan to make up between he and his former NFC South foes.