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Chad Ryan; Number 1 in MVP Candidates


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DIdnt see this posted, I thought the author did a pretty good job of seizing it all up for Ryan this year. Full article here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000765396/article/position-rankings-matt-ryan-leads-mvp-candidates

 

 

1) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons quarterback: The national media spent the season promoting lesser MVP candidates as Ryan remained steady as a metronome, steering the NFL's premier offense through injuries and a grueling schedule. Distributing the ball like Steph Curry in Kyle Shanahan's spread-the-wealth offense, Ryan is the first player in history to throw touchdowns to 13 different players. Per Football Outsiders' metrics, he has been the season's best passer on short throws as well as bombs. The Falcons averaged 35 points during their 4-1 start, 30.1 points in a 3-4 midseason "skid" and 38.7 points in three December blowouts. Compensating for a porous Atlanta defense, he has consistently put his team in position to win, going 14 consecutive games with a fourth-quarter lead.

Not convinced that Ryan should run away with the award? The Falcons lead the league in points per game (33.5), yards per play (6.6) and big plays (115). They are one of three teams since 1991 to score on more than half of their drives. Ryan's average of 9.26 yards per attempt is the highest in history for any player with 400 or more pass attempts. He's on pace to become just the fourth quarterback ever to average 300 or more passing yards per game with a passer rating over 115. The other three members of that exclusive club (2013 Peyton Manning, 2011 Aaron Rodgers and 2007 Tom Brady) were all honored with the MVP award. While Ryan certainly benefits from the presence of physical marvel Julio Jones at receiver, his passer rating (122) and completion rate (74) are actually higher when he's targeting other receivers. By any fair measure, Ryan is the NFL's most valuable player of 2016.

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Great little write up. Some of those numbers and records are just mind blowing. Can't wait to watch this team again this Sunday. It's surreal how good we are and how much we have turned this around. Ryan is one of the main reasons why that is, and if he doesn't win the MVP, well, it's rigged.

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1 hour ago, I give lengthy responses said:

If we win this Sunday and clinch the #2 seed I don't see how he doesn't get it.

agreed.  Matt probably deserves the award, regardless of outcome of Sunday's game, but I believe a decent game, Falcons get #2 seed and with rest of resume' - that will lock up the award for the Ice Man.

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