Even as the Indianapolis Colts have completed just three days from their OTAs schedule, wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. is already quite a fan of Matt Ryan.
As expected, the Colts’ new starting quarterback was the main attraction at the team’s OTAs this past week, as he completed several keen throws to wideouts such as Pittman.
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Overall, Pittman has been impressed with the sheer accuracy on the throws from the one-time NFL MVP winner.
“The ball is just right there, and you just turn and catch the ball,” Pittman said. “I mean, it just makes it easy. Matt can pretty much put it wherever he wants.”
Even at this stage in his career, Ryan has still proved to be among the more accurate passers in the NFL today. He is just coming off a 2021 regular season where he notched a 67 percent completion percentage. On the other hand, he did see a dip in his intended air yards per pass attempt under first-year Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, as he notched a 7.1 average in such plays.
Pittman is set to play the 2022 season under a third different quarterback in his career after having caught passes from Philip Rivers and Carson Wentz over the past two years. In the big picture, he should go on to emerge as a reliable option for Ryan in the deep passing attack on a game-by-game basis.