Matt Ryan Eyeing Career In Broadcasting
It sure feels like Matt Ryan has played his last game in the NFL. That probably should have been the case a year ago but that’s another story for another day. But seriously though, what imbecile thought trading for Ryan was a good idea last year? Certainly, nobody that has eyes.
The Colts appear set to cut ties with the former Boston College product. That will take place any time between now and March 17th when Ryan earns a $10 million roster bonus and has another $7.205 million on 2023 salary become fully guaranteed. Obviously, something that the Colts won’t entertain paying this upcoming year.
Ryan, 37, sported a 14-13 TD to INT ratio in 2022. If the former Falcons quarterback wants to keep playing, he will likely have to settle for a back up role. Ryan has a much different plan in mind. In a post that you shouldn’t read because it’s locked behind a paywall, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Ryan is “very interested” in starting his broadcasting career.
Of course, the Colts might fight this. If Ryan were to retire, he’d lose his $12 million in guaranteed salary for 2023. If Ryan gets a broadcasting job, I’m quite sure Jim Irsay will throw a fit to get that cap hit back. Is any network willing to even match that number right out of the gates? Time will tell. However, it’s probably safe to say at this point that Ryan will join the media in the near future.