Last week, it was announced that veteran quarterback Matt Ryan was joining CBS Sports as an NFL analyst — but clarified, “This is not a retirement post.”
As it turns out, it actually wasn’t his only choice to make.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Ryan chose CBS over FOX because he will have the chance to do a mix of games and studio work as he sort of feels out which he feels more comfortable in.
“The opportunity that CBS has given me to do a little bit of everything, to me, it seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass up,” Ryan recently told the “Take Command” podcast.
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“It gives me a chance to find out number one, what I’m ok at, what I’m decent at. And number two, what I’m interested in… Whether that be being in the studio or calling games,” he continued. “The unique setup of the opportunity intrigued me. The people that I have the opportunity to learn from while I’m up there whether it be in New York or whether it be calling games. All of the stars aligned for it.”
Ryan was released by the Colts in March after one season in Indianapolis, costing the franchise $17 million.
According to ESPN, he still owes $12 million in regard to his base pay in 2023.
Ryan will be an analyst for select “NFL on CBS” games and will provide insight on “The NFL Today,” “That Other Pregame Show (TOPS),” “NFL Monday QB,” and CBS Sports HQ as part of his new venture.
The 2016 NFL MVP played 14 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and one year with the Indianapolis Colts.
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