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Matt Ryan surpasses Peyton Manning for most passing yards in a QB’s first 11 seasons

Matt Ryan makes some more history

Atlanta Falcons v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

In the first half against the Green Bay Packers, Matt Ryan made some history when he tallied his 45,689th career passing yard — surpassing Peyton Manning for the most ever in a QB’s first 11 seasons.

Ryan came into this Week 14 game against the Packers with 3814 yards under his belt. After not passing for 4,000 yards in any of his first three seasons, Ryan is on the cusp of surpassing 4,000 passing yards for the eighth straight year. His 70.9% completion percentage thus far this season is also a career high. Ryan ranks third in the league right now for passing yards, behind just Ben Roethlisberger and Patrick Mahomes.

His stats this season have been reminiscent of his MVP-caliber campaign in 2016. It hasn’t translated to wins, because Ryan can’t do everything, but he should be recognized for his performance this season, and collectively over the course of his career.