Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has high expectations for the team's offense in 2020. Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Ryan: Falcons offense 'right up there' with Super Bowl team

The Atlanta Falcons had a disappointing season last year, as the team went 7-9 and missed the playoffs. One of the most underwhelming parts of the Falcons' season was the offense's inability to score, as they failed to make the top 10 in points per game. But quarterback Matt Ryan believes the offense is poised to bounce back, saying that the arsenal of weapons matches up with the team that made the Super Bowl in 2012.

"We had a pretty good unit in 2012 with Roddy White, Julio Jones, Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez -- those guys were all pretty good," Ryan said, via the team's official website. "I've got to imagine that this is right up there with them."

The 2012 Falcons offense was one of the most explosive of the decade, with Jones, Turner, and Gonzalez providing a lethal trio that helped propel the team to a 13-3 record. Ryan believes that with the additions of running back Todd Gurley and Hayden Hurst, along with the emergence of Calvin Ridley the Falcons will be ready to become a scoring machine once again.

"You're talking about Julio in his prime, Calvin Ridley going into Year 3 coming into his own," Ryan said. "You've got Todd Gurley, who is hungry who wants to prove it this year. Hayden Hurst, another guy, first-round draft pick who just ended up in a spot where, the way they were running the football, it was no fault of his own [that he didn't have the stats]."

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 


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1966-1967
Randy Johnson
1968-1972
Bob Berry
1973-1974
Bob Lee
1975-1976
Steve Bartkowski
1977
Scott Hunter
1978-1984
Steve Bartkowski
1985-1986
David Archer
1987
Scott Campbell
1988-1992
Chris Miller
1993
Bobby Hebert
1994-1995
Jeff George
1996
Bobby Hebert
1997-2001
Chris Chandler
2002
Michael Vick
2003
Doug Johnson
2004-2006
Michael Vick
2007
Joey Harrington
2008-2019
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