Matt Ryan Can Cement His Hall Of Fame Case With Colts

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons walks off the field after a loss to the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The Indianapolis Colts made the bold move to trade for veteran quarterback Matt Ryan.

Ryan is the fifth starting quarterback for the Colts since 2018.

Ever since Andrew Luck’s retirement in August 2019, the Colts have been going through quarterbacks every year.

Another year brings another quarterback for the team in 2022.

However, this quarterback has Super Bowl experience.

Ryan proved in his time with the Falcons that he can get a team to the Super Bowl.

He also had great career stats while with the Falcons over his 14 seasons with them.

With the Colts, he can cement his nomination to the NFL Hall of Fame.

Can Ryan Be The Next Matthew Stafford Or Tom Brady?

2020 saw the greatest quarterback of all-time, Tom Brady, leave New England to win a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.

He did this in his first season with the team.

2021 saw the Rams trade for Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Stafford would then help lead the Rams to a Super Bowl championship in his first year there.

While those two quarterbacks aren’t the same as Ryan, they share one thing together.

That thing is how they won Super Bowl championships in their first year with a new team.

Ryan could do this with the Colts.

He has a solid running game on offense which can set up the play-action pass for him.

Their defense is solid as well, something that helps Ryan.

With this, he can do what Brady and Stafford did in their past two seasons.

What Can The Colts Do To Help Ryan Cement His NFL Legacy?

Last season with Carson Wentz at quarterback, the Colts were just one game away from making the playoffs.

However, the team fell short because of a devastating loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the last game of the season.

With Ryan at the helm in Indianapolis, they have better chances of making the playoffs.

But they need more pieces around Ryan if they want to help him make the playoffs in 2022.

A playoff run and a ticket to Super Bowl 57 would cement Ryan as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

They have some pieces around him currently.

One of the crucial pieces is running back Jonathan Taylor, who had over 1,800 running yards last season.

With his return, the Colts’ running game will continue to dominate the game plan.

It also opens up opportunities for Ryan with plays down the field.

They need more than Taylor for Ryan in Indianapolis.

The team needs a solid core or receivers if they expect Ryan to succeed.

Free agency has some options for the Colts to get Ryan.

Former teammate Julio Jones would make for a great pairing with Ryan in Indianapolis.

Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. are also still on the market for the Colts to sign.

If they want to build a team for a run to the Super Bowl, any of these three options would help them.

It would also help Ryan on his way to Canton as a Hall of Fame quarterback.

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