Matt Ryan Says He Has No Interest in Joining the NY Jets

Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018
Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9870911fm)

Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan made it clear on several occasions that he isn’t retired from football. However, he has no interest in making his comeback to the NFL with the New York Jets.

Ryan is currently working as an analyst with CBS Sports and apparently prefers to stay in that role rather than try to bail out the desperate Jets.

“I’m really enjoying what I’m doing,” said Ryan. “(My agent) wouldn’t be doing his job if he wasn’t looking into certain situations. He and I talked, and I got no interest in doing that right now.”

The Jets entered the 2023 season with four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback. But Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 1, forcing the New York team to turn to third-year signal caller Zach Wilson.

Wilson struggled since being pushed into the starting role, completing 52.4% of his passes and throwing for only 467 yards and two touchdowns. He also has four interceptions.

The Jets are reportedly leaning towards bringing in a veteran quarterback to try and salvage their season and had significant interest in Ryan. Unfortunately, this option doesn’t seem to be on the table anymore and they will likely have to look elsewhere or hope that Wilson starts playing better.

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