The Falcons should be happy with the set-up they have at QB right now. 24-year old Matt Ryan finished strong despite having a torn up toe. He played in 14 games this season for the Falcons and he completed 263 of 451 passes (58.3%) for 2,916 yards with 22 TD passes and 14 INTs (80.9 QB Rating. He also carried the ball 30 times for 49 yards (1.6 ypc) with 1 TD run. Ryan has now played in 30 games in his NFL career and he has completed 528 of 885 passes (59.7%) for 6,356 yards with 38 TD passes and 25 INTs (84.3 QB Rating). He also has carried the ball 85 times for 153 yards (1.8 ypc) with 2 TD runs in his career. Ryan’s career is off to a solid start but the Falcons are waiting for him to take the next step…..to the elite level. That might come in 2010 if he can just stay healthy.
32-year old Chris Redman is a solid back-up QB for the Falcons. He played in 5 games this season for the Falcons and he completed 69 of 119 passes (58%) for 781 yards with 4 TD passes and 3 INTs (78.4 QB Rating). He also carried the ball 6 times for 4 yards (0.7 ypc) this year. Redman has now played in 22 games in his NFL career and he has completed 264 of 466 passes (56.7%) for 2,971 yards with 21 TD passes and 13 INTs (79.3 QB Rating). He also has carried the ball 27 times for 32 yards (1.2 ypc) in his career. Redman is the perfect back-up for Matt Ryan.