BREAKING: Former NFL MVP Quarterback Announces His Retirement

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Former NFL MVP Matt Ryan has announced his retirement from football.

The former Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts quarterback is ending his career as a member of the Falcons, having signed a one-day contract to retire with the team that drafted him in 2008.

The four-time Pro Bowler leaves the came as one of the most efficient players of his time, having proved to be as durable and consistent as they come.

Matt Ryan made the announcement via social media on Monday, thanking his former teams and the NFL teammates who helped him become one of the best QBs of his generation.

So today, 16 years after being drafted, my childhood dream has officially come to an end. I’m honored to retire as a Falcon,” he said in a video posted by the Falcons’ official Twitter/X account.

You have no control in this profession in where you start. I am so lucky that my start and my finish was here in Atlanta,” he added.

Check the video out right below:

Ryan, 38, started all of the 234 games he played in over the course of his career, starting every game for the Falcons from 2010 until October 27, 2019, when he missed a game because of an ankle injury.

Ryan missed just three games as a Falcon and left the team as an all-time leader in nearly all passing categories.

Matt Ryan Leaves The Game As One Of The NFL’s Best-Ever

Matt Ryan was the NFL completions leader in 2019 and 2020, making the most attempts in 2020. He also led the league in completion percentage in 2012.

The 38-year-old completed 65.6 percent of his career passes, registering a total of 62,792 yards, 381 touchdowns, and 183 interceptions. His career QBR stands at 93.6.

Ryan ended his career fifth in completions and attempts in NFL history, seventh in yards, ninth in touchdowns, eighth in passing yards per game, ninth in sacks taken, and 39th in interceptions.

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