Earlier this week, multiple rumors surfaced that Matt Ryan planned to “force his way out” of Atlanta in the way that Matt Stafford did this past offseason. I’m not going to link them here because they’re just made up garbage. However, Matt’s wife, Sarah, took to Twitter to shut the nonsense down.
— Sarah Ryan (@sryan03) October 3, 2021
Now, Matt Ryan has spoken with Josh Kendall of The Athletic to further confirm that this was all made up.
"Completely false … I think it's ridiculous."https://t.co/iPNh8O0ws5
— Josh Kendall (@JoshTheAthletic) October 5, 2021
“False. I think it’s ridiculous,” Ryan said. “I don’t know where it would have come from. … I’m giving you a credible source right here, that’s just not true.”
“I feel fortunate to have been here for 14 years. I really love it here, love the organization, like the new coaching staff, like what they’re about, feel like we have a good nucleus of players and we can win now, and I’m excited about that,” Ryan said. “I don’t know where that report came from. It’s completely false.”
“I think I fit really well,” Ryan said. “I know Art is a believer in running the football and all the good things that does for your team, wearing out a defensive line, imposing your will and off of that comes a lot of play-action pass and getting the ball out of your hands and trying to fire a lot of that intermediate play-action pass game and pushing the ball down the field at times, too. I really feel like my skill set fits well within what he’s trying to do.”
I don’t know why some people feel the need to generate false rumors. Perhaps it is for attention, but it’s pretty clear we can move on from it now.