1. Matt Ryan is likely done with the Colts
When Indianapolis traded for Matt Ryan last season, it was a move that was generally applauded. Sure, everyone knew Ryan was past his prime but he still seemed like the ideal QB to help Indy out, and the Colts seemed like the ideal team to help Ryan out at this stage of his career. Indianapolis would provide a quality defense and run game, and Ryan would provide veteran QB play that didn’t lose games. Neither Ryan nor the Colts delivered.
Indianapolis had a solid defense but the offensive line really struggled in every facet. The line couldn’t run block and they were even worse at protecting the quarterback. As a result, Matt Ryan was sacked a lot and ultimately had the worst season of his career. He was even benched twice throughout the season.
Ryan finished the year playing in just 12 games and completing 67% of his passes for 3,057 yards and 14 touchdowns. Unfortunately, Ryan had 13 interceptions and 15 fumbles. Indy’s circumstances didn’t help Ryan but his turnover problem only made everything worse. Now the question becomes what’s next for Matt Ryan?
Ryan has admitted that he isn’t really ready to retire and that he feels he can still play good football in the right circumstances. It seems pretty evident that those circumstances won’t be in Indianapolis. While the Colts haven’t made any announcements about Ryan’s future with the team, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Matt Ryan won’t be in Indy next season.