Falcons QBs coach: Matt Ryan is 'still performing at a high level'
The Falcons' new brass signaled they were sticking with Matt Ryan when they reworked his contract and rebuffed adding a successor during the draft. Ryan's new QBs coach, Charles London, has since raved about the 36-year-old's ability to continue playing at a high level.
DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.
2021 NFL Draft: Patriots, Bears hit on QBs; Raiders leave heads scratching
With the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, Adam Schein breaks down what he loved (Mac Jones to the Pats!) what he liked (the Falcons' smart approach) and what he loathed (another Raiders reach).
2021 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: 49ers up, Justin Fields down
Gregg Rosenthal eyes winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. How much did 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan help himself? Is Justin Fields facing an uphill battle in Chicago?
How NFL general managers draft: An inside look at the privileges, pressures and pitfalls of the big chair
After 13 years as the Atlanta Falcons' general manager, Thomas Dimitroff knows a thing or two about the myriad challenges decision-makers encounter in the NFL draft. Here's an inside look at the pressures and pitfalls of draft weekend.
Sizzling-hot NFL draft takes: Mac Jones can win Rookie of the Year on Kyle Shanahan's 49ers
It's draft week, and Adam Schein's bursting at the seams with takes! Which polarizing prospect could be in prime position to win Offensive Rookie of the Year? Who's the best player in this class? Which team simply CANNOT take a quarterback?
Falcons sending full allotment to Trey Lance's second pro day, have received calls for No. 4 pick
The Falcons could make a decision on the No. 4 pick before the draft. They'll be out in full force for Trey Lance's second pro day, Tom Pelissero reports. They've also gotten calls about trading down and are evaluating all their options.
NFC South roster reset: Bucs in driver's seat as foes encounter major change
How will the Panthers fare with Sam Darnold under center? What will the post-Drew Brees era look like in New Orleans? Michael Baca provides the biggest offseason addition, most impactful loss and top draft priority for each NFC South team.
Tua Tagovailoa, A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson among discounted players I still believe in
Tua Tagovailoa, A.J. Green and Patrick Peterson have plenty of doubters these days, but one man remains optimistic. Adam Schein spotlights nine notable players he still believes in.
Falcons GM Terry Fontenot: Atlanta in prime position to 'stack good quarterbacks'
In an interview with the team's website, Terry Fontenot noted that seeing the rookie QBs throw in person is vital to evaluate for Atlanta's present and future and to how the Falcons will make their decision with the No. 4 overall pick.
Three solutions to Steelers' quarterback conundrum; three best fits for J.J. Watt
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks identifies the three paths Pittsburgh can take at the game's most important position. Plus, the best team fits for J.J. Watt.
Ranking all eight candidates to go worst to first in 2021 NFL season
Will George Kittle's 49ers or Julio Jones' Falcons go from worst to first? Gil Brandt ranks all eight candidates to flip their fortunes in 2021.
Falcons GM Terry Fontenot: 'You always bring in quarterbacks' whether in draft or free agency
Matt Ryan is expected to be the Atlanta Falcons' quarterback for at least 2021, but his presence shouldn't stop the club from considering adding a potential replacement for down the line.
QB Index: Ranking the 59 starting quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL season
NFL.com editors evaluated every quarterback who started a game (including the playoffs) during the 2020 NFL season to create a complete ranking from 1 to 59. Did winning Super Bowl LV give Tom Brady enough juice to knock MVP Aaron Rodgers from the top spot?
Falcons owner Arthur Blank confident Matt Ryan, Julio Jones will be back in 2021
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke Thursday on how his club will proceed in the offseason at quarterback and receiver, and his point was clear: Matt Ryan and Julio Jones aren't going anywhere.
Bucs' success of Brady signing has NFL eyeing massive QB movement
Last March, Tampa Bay went all in with the signing of Tom Brady, a get-rich-quick scheme that paid off handsomely. Now, after the Bucs' success, many in this copycat league are bracing for falling dominos, with unprecedented quarterback movement this offseason, writes Michael Silver.
Matt Ryan says he won't be 'standoffish' if Falcons draft QB
The Falcons are in a prime position to select a quarterback if they so desire at No. 4 overall in April's draft. If Atlanta makes such a move in the spring, Ryan is ready to be an adult about the situation.
Falcons not expected to trade QB Matt Ryan in 2021
The Falcons are not expected to trade QB Matt Ryan despite a completely new regime change in Atlanta, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.
All-time Super Bowl QB rankings: Patrick Mahomes already cracks top 20
Gregg Rosenthal ranks the 63 starting quarterbacks in the history of the Super Bowl. Where do playoff maestros Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes rank on this list of esteemed passers?
Arthur Smith ready to attempt Falcons turnaround with 'terrific' Matt Ryan
New Falcons HC Arthur Smith made one thing clear during his introductory press conference Tuesday: He and the organization need some time to determine how they see the future everywhere, including with QB Matt Ryan.
Pros and cons for each remaining NFL head-coaching vacancy
Who wouldn't want to coach Justin Herbert? Can Sam Darnold be revived? Ex-NFL GM Charley Casserly runs through the pros and cons of each head-coaching vacancy.
Arthur Blank: No players 'off limits,' including Matt Ryan, Julio Jones
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is currently searching for his next head coach and general manager, and proclaims he won't mandate his next brass to retain any of his favorite players.
Ranking NFL head-coach openings: Chargers, Jags jobs shine
Judy Battista ranks all six head-coach openings in the NFL in the wake of the 2020 season. Is any job better than developing Chargers QB Justin Herbert?
QB Index, Week 17: Aaron Rodgers reclaims No. 1 ranking
Was Aaron Rodgers' Week 16 performance enough to oust Patrick Mahomes from No. 1? How far did Kyler Murray fall after struggling last Sunday? NFL.com editors evaluate the QB rankings heading into the final week of the 2020 NFL regular season.
NFC South Roster Reset: Biggest offseason changes for Falcons
NFL Network's Steve Wyche and Jim Trotter break down the Atlanta Falcons' 2021 roster.
Pelissero: Players who qualify for extra money with new 17-game season
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero explains which players will qualify for extra money with the new 17-game regular season.
Every team's best play from a QB | 2020 NFL season
Relive the top moments from every team's top quarterback play from the 2020 NFL season.
Brooks: Falcons drafting a quarterback could 'inspire' Matt Ryan
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks says that the Atlanta Falcons drafting a quarterback could 'inspire' Matt Ryan.
Pelissero: Expectation is that both Matt Ryan, Julio Jones will be Falcons next season
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the expectation is that both quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones will be on the Atlanta Falcons next season.
Top 10 Falcons plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the top 10 highlight plays made by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2020 NFL season.
Arthur Smith takes questions on Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, staff in intro news conference
Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith takes questions on quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones, and building staff in introductory news conference.
Every Falcons touchdown | 2020 season
Watch every touchdown by the Atlanta Falcons from the 2020 NFL season.
Matt Ryan's most impressive throws vs. the Bucs | Week 17
Watch the most impressive throws made by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in his Week 17 matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Falcons vs. Buccaneers highlights | Week 17
Watch all of the highlights from the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their Week 17 matchup in the 2020 NFL regular season.
Matt Ryan dives into end zone on QB-sneak TD
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan dives into the end zone on a QB-sneak touchdown.
Crazy endings of the week | Week 16
Watch the crazy endings from Week 16 during the NFL 2020 season.
Falcons vs. Chiefs highlights | Week 16
Watch the game highlights from the Week 16 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Matt Ryan rips TD dart to Treadwell in traffic to regain lead
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan rips a touchdown dart to wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in traffic to regain the lead against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Matt Ryan locates Calvin Ridley on deep crosser for 31-yard gain
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan locates wide receiver Calvin Ridley on a deep crosser for a 31-yard gain.
Matt Ryan improvises on 26-yard sideline floater to Gurley
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan improvises to hit running back Todd Gurley for 26 yards on a sideline floater.
11 reasons to watch Week 16
With many teams fighting to secure playoff spots and division titles, we have you covered with the top storylines to watch for Week 16 of the 2020 NFL season.
Matt Ryan's best throws from 3-TD game | Week 15
Watch the best throws from Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.
Buccaneers vs. Falcons highlights | Week 15
Watch the full highlights from the Week 15 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons in the 2020 NFL season.
Calvin Ridley grabs second toe-tap catch for 28 yards
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley catches a 28-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan.
Matt Ryan threads needle to Hayden Hurst with TD dart
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completes a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Hayden Hurst.
Ryan pinpoints Ridley for toe-tapping TD grab at pylon
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completes a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
Matt Ryan shows off his wheels to convert third-and-6
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan scrambles for 16 yards.
Matt Ryan hits Russell Gage Jr. on post route for 27 yards
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completes a 27-yard pass to wide receiver Russell Gage Jr.