After just one season that saw him benched more than one time, the Indianapolis Colts are planning to cut quarterback Matt Ryan. According to his contract, Ryan is still owed $12 million for the 2023 season, even though he will not be on the roster.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news on Tuesday via Twitter.
Ryan began his career as a franchise quarterback in Atlanta. During his 14-year stint as a Falcon, Ryan reached a Super Bowl, won NFL MVP, earned a First Team All-Pro selections, was nominated to the Pro Bowl four times and led the league in passer rating and completion percentage.
Last year, his first in Indy, was rocky, however. In 12 games, Ryan went 4-7-1, throwing for 3,057 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was benched due to financial reasons, but returned when Jeff Saturday became interim coach, just to be benched again further down the road. Ryan is now a free agent.
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