How will Matt Ryan perform in his first season with the Indianapolis Colts? What are some aggressive goals for the veteran quarterback?
With the 2022 season starting up, Matt Ryan steps into a good system that compliments his play with the Indianapolis Colts. This is going to be an offense arguably better than any that he has ever had. The Colts are shooting for the stars this year and should have aspirations of making a deep postseason push this year. Let’s dive into three aggressive goals that Matt Ryan should strive to achieve for this upcoming season.
Goal No.1 – Move into top five all-time in passing yards
Going into this season, Matt Ryan currently has 59,735 passing yards for his career. He needs 4,354 yards this season to take over fifth place. He will be in elite company if he does so. He would only trail Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. Ryan has a good chance of achieving this goal. With a high-powered offense, there is no limit to what he and this Colts team can do. In his 14-year playing career, he has had eight seasons where he has eclipsed the total yards that he needs to move into the top five.
Ryan has never played with an offense with the caliber of this Indianapolis team. He has never had a consistent 1,000-yard running back as he does in Jonathan Taylor. He has also never had an offensive line like he will this season with the Colts. Matt Ryan is very good in the play-action game. Having a running back that teams have to key in on will be a huge advantage for this Colts offense this season. This will open up opportunities for these young receivers to shine with a dependable quarterback like Ryan.
With the weapons that Matt Ryan has here in Indy, he has a very good chance to lead this team to a good season and achieve the goal of getting into the top five in passing yards this season. It will be fun to get to watch him lead this team on Sundays.