Tim Hasselbeck expects a strong 2010 season from Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.
There were a lot of factors that went into a down year last season, and the Atlanta coaches were pleased with Ryan’s overall play. A toe injury to Ryan hurt his numbers a bit and so did injuries to running back Michael Turner.
Ryan also didn’t get much support beyond starting receivers Roddy White and Michael Jenkins. With Harry Douglas coming back after missing last season with an injury, the Falcons should have a quality No. 3 receiver.
Hasselbeck says he thinks Ryan can throw for about 3,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season.
Hasselbeck must be checking out 4for4.com's rankings... We've predicted very similar numbers for Ryan for weeks now. Ryan is still considered a backup, but a high-tier backup you may want to go after early if you don't get a top-7 guy you know you can depend on week-in and week-out.