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Some of you may know I am a bit of a stat junkie. I thought this was interesting. Matt Ryan and Roddy White have both been around long enough and are starting to really climb the ladder of all time passing yards and receiving yards.


Roddy White currently ranks 38th all time.


1. Jerry Rice+ 22,895 1985-2004 3TM

2. Terrell Owens 15,934 1996-2010 5TM

3. Randy Moss 15,292 1998-2012 5TM

4. Isaac Bruce 15,208 1994-2009 2TM

5. Tony Gonzalez 15,127 1997-2013 2TM

6. Tim Brown+ 14,934 1988-2004 2TM

7. Marvin Harrison 14,580 1996-2008 clt

8. Reggie Wayne (36) 14,345 2001-2014 clt

9. James Lofton+ 14,004 1978-1993 5TM

10. Cris Carter+ 13,899 1987-2002 3TM

11. Henry Ellard 13,777 1983-1998 3TM

12. Andre Johnson (33) 13,597 2003-2014 htx

13. Torry Holt 13,382 1999-2009 2TM

14. Steve Smith (35) 13,262 2001-2014 2TM

15. Andre Reed+ 13,198 1985-2000 2TM

16. Steve Largent+ 13,089 1976-1989 sea

17. Irving Fryar 12,785 1984-2000 4TM

18. Art Monk+ 12,721 1980-1995 3TM

19. Anquan Boldin (34) 12,406 2003-2014 3TM

20. Jimmy Smith 12,287 1992-2005 2TM

21. Larry Fitzgerald (31) 12,151 2004-2014 crd

22. Charlie Joiner+ 12,146 1969-1986 3TM

23. Hines Ward 12,083 1998-2011 pit

24. Derrick Mason 12,061 1997-2011 4TM

25. Michael Irvin+ 11,904 1988-1999 dal

26. Don Maynard+ 11,834 1958-1973 3TM

27. Muhsin Muhammad 11,438 1996-2009 2TM

28. Rod Smith 11,389 1995-2006 den

29. Keenan McCardell 11,373 1992-2007 5TM

30. Chad Johnson 11,059 2001-2011 2TM

31. Joey Galloway 10,950 1995-2010 5TM

32. Gary Clark 10,856 1985-1995 3TM

33. Stanley Morgan 10,716 1977-1990 2TM

34. Keyshawn Johnson 10,571 1996-2006 4TM

35. Jason Witten (32) 10,502 2003-2014 dal

36. Calvin Johnson (29) 10,405 2007-2014 det

37. Harold Jackson 10,372 1968-1983 5TM

38. Roddy White (33) 10,357 2005-2014 atl

39. Santana Moss (35) 10,283 2001-2014 2TM

40. Lance Alworth+ 10,266 1962-1972 2TM

41. Andre Rison 10,205 1989-2000 7TM

42. Donald Driver 10,137 1999-2012 gnb

43. Shannon Sharpe+ 10,060 1990-2003 2TM

44. Antonio Gates (34) 10,014 2003-2014 sdg

45. Eric Moulds 9,995 1996-2007 3TM

46. Drew Hill 9,831 1979-1993 3TM

47. Wes Welker (33) 9,822 2004-2014 4TM

48. Brandon Marshall (30) 9,771 2006-2014 3TM

49. Amani Toomer 9,497 1996-2008 nyg

50. Rob Moore 9,368 1990-1999 2TM

51. Raymond Berry+ 9,275 1955-1967 clt

52. Marques Colston (31) 9,239



Personally, I think Roddy is about 4 pro bowls away OR 2 super bowls away from getting into the Hall of Fame, but working his way high up this list would definitely help his chances.


Matt Ryan currently ranks at 52 for all time passing yards.


1. Brett Favre 71,838 1991-2010 4TM

2. Peyton Manning (38) 69,691 1998-2014 2TM

3. Dan Marino+ 61,361 1983-1999 mia

4. Drew Brees (36) 56,033 2001-2014 2TM

5. Tom Brady (37) 53,258 2000-2014 nwe

6. John Elway+ 51,475 1983-1998 den

7. Warren Moon+ 49,325 1984-2000 4TM

8. Fran Tarkenton+ 47,003 1961-1978 2TM

9. Vinny Testaverde 46,233 1987-2007 7TM

10. Drew Bledsoe 44,611 1993-2006 3TM

11. Dan Fouts+ 43,040 1973-1987 sdg

12. Kerry Collins 40,922 1995-2011 6TM

13. Joe Montana+ 40,551 1979-1994 2TM

14. Johnny Unitas+ 40,239 1956-1973 2TM

15. Eli Manning (34) 39,755 2004-2014 nyg

16. Ben Roethlisberger (33) 39,057 2004-2014 pit

17. Dave Krieg 38,147 1980-1998 6TM

18. Boomer Esiason 37,920 1984-1997 3TM

19. Donovan McNabb 37,276 1999-2011 3TM

20. Philip Rivers (33) 36,655 2004-2014 sdg

21. Jim Kelly+ 35,467 1986-1996 buf

22. Carson Palmer (35) 35,365 2004-2014 3TM

23. Matt Hasselbeck (39) 34,948 1999-2014 4TM

24. Jim Everett 34,837 1986-1997 3TM

25. Jim Hart 34,665 1966-1984 2TM

26. Steve DeBerg 34,241 1978-1998 6TM

27. John Hadl 33,503 1962-1977 4TM

28. Phil Simms 33,462 1979-1993 nyg

29. Tony Romo (34) 33,270 2004-2014 dal

30. Steve Young+ 33,124 1985-1999 2TM

31. Y.A. Tittle+ 33,070 1948-1964 3TM

32. Troy Aikman+ 32,942 1989-2000 dal

33. Ken Anderson 32,838 1971-1986 cin

34. Kurt Warner 32,344 1998-2009 3TM

35. Sonny Jurgensen+ 32,224 1957-1974 2TM

36. Mark Brunell 32,072 1994-2011 5TM

37. John Brodie 31,548 1957-1973 sfo

38. Steve McNair 31,304 1995-2007 2TM

39. Norm Snead 30,797 1961-1976 5TM

40. Randall Cunningham 29,979 1985-2001 4TM

41. Joe Ferguson 29,817 1973-1990 4TM

42. Jon Kitna 29,745 1997-2013 4TM

43. Roman Gabriel 29,444 1962-1977 2TM

44. Jake Plummer 29,253 1997-2006 2TM

45. Brad Johnson 29,054 1994-2008 4TM

46. Rich Gannon 28,743 1987-2004 4TM

47. Len Dawson+ 28,711 1957-1975 3TM

48. Aaron Rodgers (31) 28,578 2005-2014 gnb

49. Chris Chandler 28,484 1988-2004 7TM

50. Trent Green 28,475 1997-2008 4TM

51. Ron Jaworski 28,190 1974-1989 4TM

52. Matt Ryan (30) 28,166 2008-2014 atl

53. Terry Bradshaw+ 27,989 1970-1983 pit

54. Ken Stabler 27,938 1970-1984 3TM

55. Craig Morton 27,908 1965-1982 3TM

56. Jay Cutler (31) 27,749 2006-2014 2TM

57. Joe Namath+ 27,663 1965-1977 2TM

58. Jeff George 27,602 1990-2001 5TM

59. George Blanda+ 26,920 1949-1975 4TM

60. Steve Grogan 26,886 1975-1990 nwe

61. Bobby Layne+ 26,768 1948-1962 4TM

62. Jim Harbaugh 26,288 1987-2000 4TM

63. Jim Plunkett 25,882 1971-1986 3TM

64. Jeff Garcia 25,537 1999-2011 6TM

65. Joe Flacco (30) 25,531


(lists provided by Pro Football Reference.


How high can these two Falcons legends climb before they are finished? Personally, I would love to see Roddy pass up Keyshawn Johnson, Keenan McCardell, Mushin Muhammad, Michael Irvin and Hines Ward. He's going to need about 1,800 more yards to do so. Does he have 1,800 more yards in him at this stage of his career?


My goal for Ryan is to make it into the 50,000 yards club. He's going to need 22,000 more yards to do that which would be 6 more years of 4,000 yards. Can he achieve this? Can he climb higher? I would be very happy if he could pass up John Elway who is one of my least favorite players of all time.


How high do you think each of these guys can climb?
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Roddy could possibly get to 26-26 this year...with a good year....if Matty averages 3500 yards over the next 4-5 years. no reason he cant break the top 15.

1500 yards will be tough...maybe roddy gets to 28-29 this year.

I don't see Roddy getting much higher in his career. Even if he stays healthy, I would imagine that his numbers are going to drop off. He may only play 1 or 2 more years.

Even if we win a SB with him, I still don't think he has HOF numbers. Just my opinion, though.

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Kudo's to Capt Falcon for a great topic.

Roddy:

I agree with Dem Birds.It could be a close shave for Roddy to net

another 2-250 yards and finish 20th overall.

There are too many differing factors to dial it in more or less.

MR2:

Best we can do is, a projection based on avarages, which will'place him top 10

more or less.

TD needs to stop screwing around and get Ryan some protection.

It is the NFL and the odds catch up sooner than later, and we are way past later.

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I don't see Roddy getting much higher in his career. Even if he stays healthy, I would imagine that his numbers are going to drop off. He may only play 1 or 2 more years.

Even if we win a SB with him, I still don't think he has HOF numbers. Just my opinion, though.

True. He has the yards for it, but not the touchdowns to be considered a HOF receiver.

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As a guy who has only been watching the sport since pre-season 2012, it is really weird seeing Matt Hasselbeck and Santana Moss. I only know them for being terrible!

Matt Hassleback is the best quarterback in Seahawks history, in my opinion. And Santana Moss was a stud for both the Jets and the Redskins. Both were quality players.

I do think the "decline of Roddy White" is being exaggerated. The guy played good football last year (IMO, on a pro bowl level).

And I do think (hope) when all is said and done, Matt Ryan is a Hall of Famer. It would be hard to argue against if statistically, he surpasses Elway and Marino.

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Some of you may know I am a bit of a stat junkie. I thought this was interesting. Matt Ryan and Roddy White have both been around long enough and are starting to really climb the ladder of all time passing yards and receiving yards.
Roddy White currently ranks 38th all time.
1. Jerry Rice+ 22,895 1985-2004 3TM
2. Terrell Owens 15,934 1996-2010 5TM
3. Randy Moss 15,292 1998-2012 5TM
4. Isaac Bruce 15,208 1994-2009 2TM
5. Tony Gonzalez 15,127 1997-2013 2TM
6. Tim Brown+ 14,934 1988-2004 2TM
7. Marvin Harrison 14,580 1996-2008 clt
8. Reggie Wayne (36) 14,345 2001-2014 clt
9. James Lofton+ 14,004 1978-1993 5TM
10. Cris Carter+ 13,899 1987-2002 3TM
11. Henry Ellard 13,777 1983-1998 3TM
12. Andre Johnson (33) 13,597 2003-2014 htx
13. Torry Holt 13,382 1999-2009 2TM
14. Steve Smith (35) 13,262 2001-2014 2TM
15. Andre Reed+ 13,198 1985-2000 2TM
16. Steve Largent+ 13,089 1976-1989 sea
17. Irving Fryar 12,785 1984-2000 4TM
18. Art Monk+ 12,721 1980-1995 3TM
19. Anquan Boldin (34) 12,406 2003-2014 3TM
20. Jimmy Smith 12,287 1992-2005 2TM
21. Larry Fitzgerald (31) 12,151 2004-2014 crd
22. Charlie Joiner+ 12,146 1969-1986 3TM
23. Hines Ward 12,083 1998-2011 pit
24. Derrick Mason 12,061 1997-2011 4TM
25. Michael Irvin+ 11,904 1988-1999 dal
26. Don Maynard+ 11,834 1958-1973 3TM
27. Muhsin Muhammad 11,438 1996-2009 2TM
28. Rod Smith 11,389 1995-2006 den
29. Keenan McCardell 11,373 1992-2007 5TM
30. Chad Johnson 11,059 2001-2011 2TM
31. Joey Galloway 10,950 1995-2010 5TM
32. Gary Clark 10,856 1985-1995 3TM
33. Stanley Morgan 10,716 1977-1990 2TM
34. Keyshawn Johnson 10,571 1996-2006 4TM
35. Jason Witten (32) 10,502 2003-2014 dal
36. Calvin Johnson (29) 10,405 2007-2014 det
37. Harold Jackson 10,372 1968-1983 5TM
38. Roddy White (33) 10,357 2005-2014 atl
39. Santana Moss (35) 10,283 2001-2014 2TM
40. Lance Alworth+ 10,266 1962-1972 2TM
41. Andre Rison 10,205 1989-2000 7TM
42. Donald Driver 10,137 1999-2012 gnb
43. Shannon Sharpe+ 10,060 1990-2003 2TM
44. Antonio Gates (34) 10,014 2003-2014 sdg
45. Eric Moulds 9,995 1996-2007 3TM
46. Drew Hill 9,831 1979-1993 3TM
47. Wes Welker (33) 9,822 2004-2014 4TM
48. Brandon Marshall (30) 9,771 2006-2014 3TM
49. Amani Toomer 9,497 1996-2008 nyg
50. Rob Moore 9,368 1990-1999 2TM
51. Raymond Berry+ 9,275 1955-1967 clt
52. Marques Colston (31) 9,239
Personally, I think Roddy is about 4 pro bowls away OR 2 super bowls away from getting into the Hall of Fame, but working his way high up this list would definitely help his chances.
Matt Ryan currently ranks at 52 for all time passing yards.
1. Brett Favre 71,838 1991-2010 4TM
2. Peyton Manning (38) 69,691 1998-2014 2TM
3. Dan Marino+ 61,361 1983-1999 mia
4. Drew Brees (36) 56,033 2001-2014 2TM
5. Tom Brady (37) 53,258 2000-2014 nwe
6. John Elway+ 51,475 1983-1998 den
7. Warren Moon+ 49,325 1984-2000 4TM
8. Fran Tarkenton+ 47,003 1961-1978 2TM
9. Vinny Testaverde 46,233 1987-2007 7TM
10. Drew Bledsoe 44,611 1993-2006 3TM
11. Dan Fouts+ 43,040 1973-1987 sdg
12. Kerry Collins 40,922 1995-2011 6TM
13. Joe Montana+ 40,551 1979-1994 2TM
14. Johnny Unitas+ 40,239 1956-1973 2TM
15. Eli Manning (34) 39,755 2004-2014 nyg
16. Ben Roethlisberger (33) 39,057 2004-2014 pit
17. Dave Krieg 38,147 1980-1998 6TM
18. Boomer Esiason 37,920 1984-1997 3TM
19. Donovan McNabb 37,276 1999-2011 3TM
20. Philip Rivers (33) 36,655 2004-2014 sdg
21. Jim Kelly+ 35,467 1986-1996 buf
22. Carson Palmer (35) 35,365 2004-2014 3TM
23. Matt Hasselbeck (39) 34,948 1999-2014 4TM
24. Jim Everett 34,837 1986-1997 3TM
25. Jim Hart 34,665 1966-1984 2TM
26. Steve DeBerg 34,241 1978-1998 6TM
27. John Hadl 33,503 1962-1977 4TM
28. Phil Simms 33,462 1979-1993 nyg
29. Tony Romo (34) 33,270 2004-2014 dal
30. Steve Young+ 33,124 1985-1999 2TM
31. Y.A. Tittle+ 33,070 1948-1964 3TM
32. Troy Aikman+ 32,942 1989-2000 dal
33. Ken Anderson 32,838 1971-1986 cin
34. Kurt Warner 32,344 1998-2009 3TM
35. Sonny Jurgensen+ 32,224 1957-1974 2TM
36. Mark Brunell 32,072 1994-2011 5TM
37. John Brodie 31,548 1957-1973 sfo
38. Steve McNair 31,304 1995-2007 2TM
39. Norm Snead 30,797 1961-1976 5TM
40. Randall Cunningham 29,979 1985-2001 4TM
41. Joe Ferguson 29,817 1973-1990 4TM
42. Jon Kitna 29,745 1997-2013 4TM
43. Roman Gabriel 29,444 1962-1977 2TM
44. Jake Plummer 29,253 1997-2006 2TM
45. Brad Johnson 29,054 1994-2008 4TM
46. Rich Gannon 28,743 1987-2004 4TM
47. Len Dawson+ 28,711 1957-1975 3TM
48. Aaron Rodgers (31) 28,578 2005-2014 gnb
49. Chris Chandler 28,484 1988-2004 7TM
50. Trent Green 28,475 1997-2008 4TM
51. Ron Jaworski 28,190 1974-1989 4TM
52. Matt Ryan (30) 28,166 2008-2014 atl
53. Terry Bradshaw+ 27,989 1970-1983 pit
54. Ken Stabler 27,938 1970-1984 3TM
55. Craig Morton 27,908 1965-1982 3TM
56. Jay Cutler (31) 27,749 2006-2014 2TM
57. Joe Namath+ 27,663 1965-1977 2TM
58. Jeff George 27,602 1990-2001 5TM
59. George Blanda+ 26,920 1949-1975 4TM
60. Steve Grogan 26,886 1975-1990 nwe
61. Bobby Layne+ 26,768 1948-1962 4TM
62. Jim Harbaugh 26,288 1987-2000 4TM
63. Jim Plunkett 25,882 1971-1986 3TM
64. Jeff Garcia 25,537 1999-2011 6TM
65. Joe Flacco (30) 25,531
(lists provided by Pro Football Reference.
How high can these two Falcons legends climb before they are finished? Personally, I would love to see Roddy pass up Keyshawn Johnson, Keenan McCardell, Mushin Muhammad, Michael Irvin and Hines Ward. He's going to need about 1,800 more yards to do so. Does he have 1,800 more yards in him at this stage of his career?
My goal for Ryan is to make it into the 50,000 yards club. He's going to need 22,000 more yards to do that which would be 6 more years of 4,000 yards. Can he achieve this? Can he climb higher? I would be very happy if he could pass up John Elway who is one of my least favorite players of all time.
How high do you think each of these guys can climb?

I said earlier this offseason after looking at Roddy's stats that I realistically could see him making the HOF if he has another season exactly like his 2014 season. Of course the Falcons having some more team success will help his case. But I believe Roddy White has been a HOF worthy NFL player when you look at where he will end up ranked in receptions, yards and touchdowns.

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