Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Matt Ryan, is among the list of players that are considered sleeper MVP candidates heading into next season.
The Colts have also been extremely excited about the immediate returns. Since Ryan has arrived in Indianapolis, he has impressed everyone with his preparation, leadership, and skill.
This has earned Matt Ryan comparisons to Peyton Manning and has given everyone a lot of excitement about what’s to come this NFL season.
The noise has been spreading around the NFL and that’s probably why Adam Schein from NFL.com ranked Matt Ryan No. 2 on his list of dark-horse MVP candidates.
Matt Ryan could get his second MVP with Colts
Schein argues that Ryan has a lot left to offer and it wasn’t recognized since he was playing with a struggling Atlanta team. With a talented Indianapolis roster, the belief is that Ryan’s talent will be back on full display.
With the help of the loaded Colts team, the 37-year-old Matt Ryan will have the chance to return to the playoffs and possibly add another MVP to his name.
However, the Colts don’t need Ryan to play MVP-caliber football, though, it would be appreciated. In reality, Indy will likely demand less of Ryan and that’s probably why his name won’t be in MVP discussions.
The Colts have one of the best running games in the NFL and Jonathan Taylor is the engine of their offense. Additionally, Indy already had a good defense, and they added even more pieces to be more dominant.
If Indianapolis has a great run game and great defense like they’re planning to, Ryan will only be asked to effectively manage games and come through in big moments.
Doing that well may not give Ryan the opportunity to build an MVP case but it will help the Colts win games and give the team an opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl.