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Matt Ryan Wants To Age Like Tom Brady

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It feels like Matt Ryan has been in the NFL forever, but he’s only 31-years-old. In less than two weeks, Ryan will be going up against four-time Super Bowl champion and 39-year-old Tom Brady.

Despite pushing 40, Brady is arguably playing the best ball of his career. In just 12 games, Brady tossed 28 touchdowns while only throwing two interceptions.

When asked if he wants to play as long as Brady, Ryan had this to say.

“I hope so.”

Ryan went on to praise Brady.

“He’s set the bar for longevity, aging well and playing at a really high level for a really long time,” Ryan said. “I know that he’s incredibly dedicated off the field, in terms of taking care of himself both mentally and physically and training all year round. He’s at it all year round and he’s kind of shown the way on how to do that, how to take care of yourself, and how to approach this the right way so you can play for a long time and play at a high level for a long time.”

This is only the second time in franchise history the Falcons will be playing in the Super Bowl.

Source: Pro Football Talk


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Mark Gunnels

Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.