Let me be clear, Matt Ryan got snubbed in the NFL’s Top-100 players list. If I am being honest, many players got snubbed. I mean…David Johnson at number 12 while Zeke is at number 7? There are too many fallacies, but we’re going to focus on the case for Matt Ryan.
Matt Ryan had the best season of his career in 2016. He edged out Tom Brady in passer rating, and threw ZERO interceptions in postseason play.
I’ll admit, Tom Brady deserves to be number 1. With that being said, Matt Ryan should’ve been right behind him. Instead, Le’Veon Bell, Odell Beckham, Jr., Ezekiel Elliot, Aaron Rodgers, Khalil Mack, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and Von Miller separated the Super Bowl 51 quarterbacks on the list.
I have an issue with the ranking of the aforementioned, besides Julio Jones. You cannot be mad at Don Julio for ranking third. Do not disrespect the Don.
If Von Miller is in the top-10, then Vic Beasley Jr. should be right above him. Sure, sacks are not the only statistic that counts, but it is a very important stat. Furthermore, Von Miller’s team did not even make it to the playoffs.
The others are definitely worthy of the top 10, but not ahead of Matt Ryan because HE WAS THE LEAGUE MVP!! Ezekiel Elliot, however, was given too much credit in 2016. I don’t know if it is because he’s on the cowboys, or what, but he should not be in the top 10.
Maybe Matt Ryan is not getting more credit because of how great his supporting cast is. Maybe it is because this year is his first spectacular year. What I do is: Cam Newton was number 1 on this list last year and he quit on his team before the Super Bowl was over.