Hall of Famer Brett Favre knows a thing or two about NFL quarterbacks. The Hall of Famer played in the league from 1991 to 2010 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players ever to have played the position under center in the NFL. Although he's been retired for quite some time now, Favre still keeps a close eye on the game and those that play the position he played so well.
Recently, Favre talked about Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan amongst many other NFL topics. Favre, who won NFL MVP three times during his storied career, feels as though Ryan doesn't get the credit he deserves, via ESPN:
"I think he does get overlooked," Favre said of Ryan on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "Is he deserving? Absolutely. Only one guy can get it. That's the reality. And there's always going to be one, two, maybe three guys that you could make the argument [for]. I think his production has been nothing short of amazing."
After missing the NFL playoffs last season, Ryan has helped the Falcons get back into the postseason during the 2016 campaign. Atlanta has secured a first-round bye in the playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind the Dallas Cowboys.
This season marks the fourth time Ryan has led the Falcons to 11 or more wins during his time in Atlanta. The veteran quarterback had his best season yet with the Falcons throwing for a career-high 38 touchdowns to go along with a career-low seven interceptions.
Although there are many different candidates for NFL MVP this season with Tom Brady, Derek Carr, Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, and Aaron Rodgers all making a strong case, Ryan is a legitimate candidate for the regular-season award. As Favre suggests, Ryan does get overlooked but may have done enough to earn MVP honors.