Falcons QB Matt Ryan moves into top 10 all-time in passing yards
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 21 of his 31 throws for 311 yards and a touchdown in a 29-3 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and with that performance, Ryan moved past Warren Moon for 10th place on the NFL’s all-time passing list, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Ryan now has 49,383 passing yards for his career to Moon’s 49,325.
“It’s pretty special, for sure,” Ryan said of the achievement. “I’ve been fortunate to play for a long time and to have some success. To be mentioned with all those other guys that are up there is special. I’ve always dreamed of being in that spot as a kid. To be there is good. There’s a lot of work to do. But when you kind of hit milestones like that, it’s always more fun when you do it in a win so you can celebrate with the guys.”
On the 2019 campaign overall, Ryan has thrown for 2,663 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 69.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 97.8.
While the 34-year-old has tallied solid individual numbers, the Falcons have been very disappointing as a team.
Atlanta has won two games in a row, but for the season as a whole, the Falcons are just 3-7 and are a far cry from the Super Bowl contender that some had them pegged as coming into the year.
Ryan has been under center for Atlanta since 2008, and during that period of time, he has made four Pro Bowls while also earning a First-Team All-Pro selection and an MVP award for incredible 2016-17 season in which he led the Falcons to a Super Bowl appearance.