Former NFL MVP Reportedly Being Released

Former NFL MVP Matt Ryan

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Last offseason, the Indianapolis Colts decided that would turn to a short-term option at quarterback for a second consecutive year.

The move came despite the disappointing outcome of their lone season with Carson Wentz.

The Colts sent a 3rd round pick in last year’s draft to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for former NFL MVP Matt Ryan.

That move had even worse results that the Wentz trade and Ryan was eventually benched by the Colts.

That left some questions about how the Colts would handle the quarterback position this offseason. With the 4th pick in the draft, it appeared very likely they’d be selecting a QB, but it wasn’t clear who their starter would be next season.

Now we know it won’t be Matt Ryan.

WSB Atlanta’s Zach Klein reported today that the Colts are planning to cut Ryan.

Matt Ryan’s only season with the Colts was an absolute disaster. After falling just a game short of the playoffs in 2021, they became one of football’s worst teams in 2022 and poor quarterback play shoulders most of the responsibility for that decline.

In 12 stars for Colts, Ryan threw just 14 touchdown passes while also being responsible for 13 interceptions while tying his career low in air yards per attempt.

With a struggling Ryan, Nick Foles, and Sam Ehlinger under center, the Colts were one of the NFL‘s worst offenses last season. With an average of just 17 points per game, they were tied with the Texans for the 2nd least points scored per game and only averaged a tenth of a point more than the league’s worst offense in Denver.

With Ryan gone, the Indianapolis Colts can move on to figuring put who will start while whatever rookie they draft develops during their first season.