NFL: The Green Bay Packers are going into the 2023 season with a bit of uncertainty. Is Jordan Love “the guy?” Can Christian Watson and company carry this wide receiving corps? What about the two rookie tight ends? While many questions surround the 2023 Green Bay Packers offense, so does excitement. A new era is in Green Bay and many fans were ready for it. That being said, getting a veteran quarterback to back up Jordan Love has been an idea floating around the league ever since the Aaron Rodgers trade went down. You can cross one name off the list of candidates for that position.
Former NFL MVP Matt Ryan Accepts Job With CBS (Report)
One change to the NFL on CBS broadcaster lineup has been announced by an analyst impacted by the change. This wekk, Tiki Barber announced on his radio show that he’ll be calling the NFL on CBS this season with play-by-play announcer Andrew Catalon and analyst Matt Ryan in a three-man booth.
The 38-year-old Ryan, who spent his first 14 seasons with the Falcons, started 12 games for the Colts last season and has not officially retired from the NFL. “Matt’s been in a lot of different systems,” Barber said Monday. “He’s as good a dude as you’d expect.”
Were The Green Bay Packers Interested In Matt Ryan As A Back Up?
Many different news outlets reported that the Packers would be an ideal landing spot for the veteran quarterback. The first and most important factor is that Packers head coach Matt LaFleur worked directly with Ryan for two years. LaFleur was the Falcons’ quarterbacks coach in 2015 and 2016. Their relationship was solid, and Ryan mentioned LaFleur’s coaching ability when his former position coach was hired by Green Bay.
“I think he’s built for long-term success,” Ryan said in 2019. “He has a system he believes in. He’s going to be a really good fit for what Aaron does. They can move him around. The zone run scheme is really good.
The protection scheme keeps it simple. I think he’ll do a good job in Green Bay. He was great to work with. He was really good at striking the balance between being supportive and having your back and coaching you hard and getting the best out of you.”
While there were no official interests reported by the team itself, it was one that many speculated was a possibility. With Ryan refusing to announce his retirement, a return to the NFL is not completely off the table, however, for now it will be put on pause.
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