Matt Ryan has been in the league for quite sometime and it’s clear he’s nearing the end of his NFL career.
Perhaps the veteran quarterback understands that, as he announced he’s taking on a new job. However, Ryan does make it clear that he’s not retiring.
Matt Ryan shared that he will be a new NFL analyst for CBS, but made sure to let everyone know that he’s not retiring from the league just yet.
Excited to join the @NFLonCBS family! Looking forward to breaking down the game this season.
P.S. – this is not a retirement post 😉 pic.twitter.com/4fCTVpFxK0
— Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) May 15, 2023
Now, taking on a new full time job would make you think he’s officially done with football. But Ryan is very smart in claiming he’s not officially retired just yet.
Due to his contract with the Indianapolis Colts, if he announced his retirement, the team wouldn’t have to pay him $12 million this season.
Exactly he's just being smart with the money lol
— Latebeer 💀 (@KyleLatebeer) May 15, 2023
With that said, it looks like Matt Ryan has 12 million reasons why he’s not retiring.
Either way, he should be solid as a football analyst. He’s been around the game for decades and can probably explain things better than most.
But in the end, football fans are just happy for him as they flood his mentions with congratulations.
Congratulations on a great career Matt!
— The Dwayne Train🚂 (@GuyroWasTaken) May 15, 2023
Australia fans sure seem happy for him.
Congratulations Matty Ice! Well deserved mate! You will always be a Falcon!
— Atlanta Falcons Australia 🇦🇺🦘 (@ATLFalconsAus) May 15, 2023
Fans can’t get enough of Matty Ice on the mic.
Congrats Ryan!! You killed it up there last year so I’m excited to hear you this year 🙌🏼
— 𝑾𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒆𝒓 (25-15) (@Braves2Dawgs) May 15, 2023
Matt Ryan has plenty of fans happy for him.
Can't wait! Congrats, Matt.
— Tommy M (@LordChiefBlocka) May 15, 2023
He did seem to do a solid job last season and apparently CBS liked what they saw.
Also, this is a move you have to respect. He’s clearly done with football but since Matt Ryan didn’t officially announce he’s retiring, the Colts will have to pay him $12 million.
Gotta respect the hustle.