Ex-NFL star Matt Ryan says it ‘made the most sense’ to move on from football despite teams calling


NFL quarterbacks appeared to have a significant downside with staying healthy throughout the 2023 season.

Star gamers like Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson, Kirk Cousins, Justin Herbert, Daniel Jones and Aaron Rodgers had been simply a few of the quarterbacks who missed all or a part of the season.

Matt Ryan, 38, stepped off the soccer area to enter the CBS studio after enjoying the 2022 season with the Indianapolis Colts. He informed Fox Information Digital his agent was getting calls from groups with quarterback affords, however he elected to remain within the sales space.

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Matt Ryan speaks on SiriusXM at Tremendous Bowl LVIII Feb. 8, 2024, in Las Vegas.  (Cindy Ord/Getty Photos for SiriusXM)

“My agent was carrying me out this season getting calls from completely different locations,” the 2016 NFL MVP mentioned. “To me, I used to be snug with what I used to be doing for CBS. I actually loved that a part of it this fall. It’s proper the place my household’s at and household life and people sort of issues.

“I believe it made probably the most sense for me to kinda transfer on. There’s nonetheless that half behind your head that looks like you possibly can go play, and I believe there’s most likely all the time one thing as a former athlete.

Matt Ryan vs Lions

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan (2) warms up previous to the beginning of a sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions Dec. 26, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  (Wealthy von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photos)

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“It by no means obtained too critical. For me, I actually had a blast doing what I used to be doing this yr.”

Ryan talked to Fox Information Digital from radio row on the Mandalay Bay Conference Middle in Las Vegas. He was elevating consciousness concerning the tenth anniversary of the ALS Ice Bucket Problem.

Elevating cash to remedy the illness is one thing that hits near house for Ryan. His pal Pete Frates suffered from the illness and died in 2019. Frates was credited with beginning the ALS Ice Bucket Problem. A whole lot of thousands and thousands of {dollars} have been raised in hopes of discovering a remedy.

Matt Ryan vs Saints

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan warms up previous to a sport in opposition to the New Orleans Saints Jan. 9, 2022, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photos)

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“Simply out right here at this time to proceed to remind folks that progress must be made in preventing ALS,” Ryan mentioned.

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