21. Matt Ryan
If the Falcons traded Ryan it would leave them with a dead cap hit close to $30 million. When then have an aging veteran like their quarterback on your books, it puts a team between a rock and a hard place. Ryan was a great player, but in truth, he is no longer a top 10 quarterback. Some might not like us saying it, but it’s the truth. 2020 isn’t the kindest year for veteran QBs and Ryan is no exception.
The Falcons started 2020 with a 0-5 record to unceremoniously end Dan Quinn’s reign in charge. As an older player with a lot of experience, Ryan needs to take some responsibility for this. In short, they will need to look at drafting a younger signal-caller in the near future. Unfortunately, Ryan’s reputation belies his current playing ability. But that’s consistently true of many an aging star.