Matt Ryan is restoring a Peyton Manning feeling for the Colts
New Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Matt Ryan, is receiving the highest praise a quarterback in Indy can receive by being compared to Peyton Manning.
When the Indianapolis Colts traded for Matt Ryan, the move brought a lot of excitement about what he could bring to a talented team. With Ryan now in the building, the excitement has only built.
Everyone from coaches to players has been impressed by Ryan’s leadership, preparation, and ability. It’s still really early in the offseason program, but the immediate reviews are great.
On Wednesday, those reviews went to another level when Ryan was compared to the best quarterback in franchise history, and one of the best in the history of the league.
Reggie Wayne, the Colts’ new wide receivers coach, said that Ryan reminds him so much of Peyton Manning that it makes him want to throw up. Wayne cited Ryan’s leadership and experience as the reason for the comparison.
Reggie Wayne compares Matt Ryan to Peyton Manning
If there’s anyone that can compare someone to Peyton Manning, it’s Reggie Wayne. Manning and Wayne played 10 seasons together and had an incredible connection.
Wayne and Manning experienced a lot of success, including winning Super Bowl 41, so Wayne has a pretty good idea of the type of leader that Manning was.
Matt Ryan now faces the expectations of getting the Colts back to a Super Bowl. Ryan is good friends with Peyton, and Manning played a role in Ryan ending up in Indianapolis. However, it’s still a lot to ask Matt Ryan to deliver on Peyton Manning comparisons.
Ryan should be set up for a good season with Indianapolis though. The Colts spent the offseason loading up the defense and they used the Draft to build the offense.
With a stacked defense, an elite run game, and improving weapons, Ryan will have a roster that should help him win a lot of games. Unlike last season, Indy should be playing games after the regular season.
If everything comes together for Indianapolis, Matt Ryan could be the next Colts quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Peyton Manning.