Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has achieved a lot over the course of his decade-long career. He’s experienced highs, lows, and let’s be honest, really low lows. But Ryan will eventually confront the reality that he can’t be a franchise quarterback forever; and when that happens, questions about his legacy will surely arise.
Ryan passed Joe Montana on the all-time passing touchdown list today. Yes, that Joe Montana, the same two-time MVP Joe Montana that won 4 Super Bowls. That Joe Montana, folks. Montana threw 273 touchdowns during his illustrious career. Ryan has now thrown 274, which makes him 16th all-time.
It’s hard to know where Ryan will fall on that list when he hangs up his cleats. He needs another 69 touchdown passes to leapfrog Fran Tarkenton, who currently occupies the 8th spot on that list. Passing Tarkenton will land him a spot in the top ten. (Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger are behind Tarkenton as well, but they’ll pass Tarkenton shortly.) That’s achievable, probably by the end of the 2020 season.
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