FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. In a league with Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, it's perhaps surprising that the best quarterback play in the NFL through the league's first three games is coming from the Falcons' Matt Ryan.
That's not a knock against Ryan, it's just that one might think that from an illustrious group that includes the league's single-season record-holder for passing yards, a three-time Super Bowl winner, a four-time MVP and the reigning MVP would spring the current leader in passer rating.
But that title, for now, happens to belong to the fifth-year quarterback out of Boston College with his 114.0 rating.
For years, Falcons fans have second-guessed Ryan, especially in some corners as he succeeded the popular and enthralling Michael Vick, and wondered when he was going to perform like an elite quarterback the question that seemingly every fan base demands of its field general and which, seemingly, all must answer.
In leading the Falcons to a 3-0 ...