Indianapolis – How short-term is Matt Ryan for the Colts?
After 14 seasons in Atlanta, 36-year-old Ryan (37 in May) came to Indianapolis with two years left on his current contract.
For that reason, there is no curious young QB in-waiting with Colt, Many believe it was a two-year partnership between Ryan and Indy.
If you ask Ryan, he sees it as a bit more long-term.
“I said from the start, I want to play as long as I can,” Ryan shared earlier this week. “I am feeling really good, my body is feeling really good. I still feel like I can play at a higher level than before and as long as I have it.
“No one has a crystal ball to know exactly how long it will last. As long as I feel good and think I can play well, I will try and play. “
Ryan missed an amazing 3 games in his career (played 222 games and started). He missed 1 game in 2019 Before that, he had to sit out 2 games in 2009, the last time he was not at the center for a game
That said, the Colts can’t work with the idea that Ryan is a lock to play this season.
Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Ryan aint for me either. But the Colts also thought Anthony Castanzo (32) would play for two years if he were to re-sign with the team in 2020. The same can be said when Philip Rivers (39) came to Indy in 2020.
Both Castonzo and Rivers have only played one more season, shaking the Colts back to that important position.
A definite difference between the River and Ryan situation comes from the familial aspect.
Rivers made it clear that he wanted to start coaching his eldest son in high school football when the time came. For Ryan, if he has the same expectations, his two sons are only 4 years old, so far away from competitive sports.
When you look at what Reverse, Tom Brady and Drew Bryce have done (or are doing: in Brady’s case), and the factor to avoid hurting Ryan, you’ll see why he’s so optimistic.
“I’m still pretty young,” Ryan says. “It simply came to our notice then. But I feel good. I really do. My body feels very good. I think I have come to a place where I know how to take care of myself, I know what I have to do for training. I know the support staff here and the sports science department here are probably as good as any in the league. I look forward to learning from them. I feel pretty good. So, I don’t think old people. I have 4 year old twin boys who keep me fresh. I’m feeling better. I feel really good. “
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