Matt Ryan has joined CBS as an analyst, but he has not given up on playing quarterback for another team.
"Excited to become a member of the @NFLonCBS family! "I'm looking forward to dissecting the game this season," Ryan wrote on Twitter.
Ryan, 37, is coming off a disappointing season with the Indianapolis Colts, who acquired him in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons after he spent 14 seasons with them.
The Colts benched Ryan twice, and he completed the season as the backup quarterback.
His release in March saved the Colts approximately $17.2 million in salary limit space for 2023.
After two months without connecting with another team, Ryan decided to attempt his hand at broadcasting.
"It is truly an honor to join this exceptional team at CBS Sports," he said in a CBS-issued statement.
Throughout my tenure, I have been graced with exceptional colleagues, and I am fortunate to continue working with and learning from the very best in the industry.
Ryan is one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, having spent virtually his entire 15-year tenure with the Atlanta Falcons.
He led Atlanta to six postseason appearances, three division championships, and the 2016 MVP award as the Falcons reached the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history.
They led New England 28-3 late in the third quarter of the championship game, only for Tom Brady to orchestrate a remarkable comeback.
The following season, they made the playoffs, but lost to Philadelphia in the divisional round. In his final four seasons in Atlanta, they went 25-40.
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