Ex-Falcons, Colts quarterback Matt Ryan joins CBS Sports as analyst

Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan, who was named NFL Most Valuable Player in 2016, is taking the next step in his career. But this phase does not appear on the field.

Ryan, who was released by the Colts in March after spending a season with Indianapolis, has joined CBS Sports as an NFL analyst, the station reported Monday. Ryan, who turns 38 on Wednesday, will work as a studio and game analyst for all CBS Sports platforms.

However, Ryan Post on Twitter He announced a new role, but did not go so far as to call it finished. In the middle of the message, he added a disclaimer: “PS: This is not a retirement article.”

Ryan’s cut brought the Colts’ cap quota to $17 million. But $12 million of the remaining amount he has to pay is related to his base salary in 2023. Retirement may affect his rights to these payments.

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Ryan has played 15 seasons in the NFL, but faces an uncertain future after a difficult 2022 season with the Colts. He was benched twice and plagued with turnovers. Ryan’s 15 fumbles are a career-high and second-most in the NFL last season. He also threw an interception 13 times.

After the season ended, Ryan left the door open to play again.

“I still love playing,” he said when asked about his future in February. “I’m obviously not committed to anything. We’ll have to see how that changes. But I still love to play and I honestly think there’s a lot of good football out there. I feel [left]. ”

Ryan spent 14 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and holds most of the franchise’s all-important passing records. He leads the team in passing yards (59,735), touchdown passes (367) and completions (5,242). Ryan is also in the NFL top 10 in career passing yards (7th, 62,792) and touchdown passing (9th, 381).

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