Still standing: Falcons’ Ryan embraces elder statesman role
Matt Ryan feels like the last man standing with the Atlanta Falcons, not that it’s a bad thing.
Ryan has nobody left from his rookie year of 2008 still with the team. And he’s one of just four starters — Jake Matthews, Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett are the others — left from the Super Bowl team of 2016.
But as much as he misses departed teammates like star receiver Julio Jones, the 36-year-old quarterback takes pride in working with younger players who he says push him to get...