When comparing two young quarterbacks coming into the prime of their NFL careers, the similarities are very close for two of the NFL’s most productive players in Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan and Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco.  The comparisons go back to the 2008 NFL Draft class, both first rounders with Ryan a top five pick going third overall and Flacco as the eighteenth selection making them the only quarterbacks taken in the first round that year.

Lets compare their NFL careers to this point, both have been very impressive and face off Sunday in the battle of the birds Falcons vs. Ravens.  This Sunday marks only the second time these productive QB’s have gone head to head.  

PLAYER ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD INT RATING
Joe Flacco 34 22 64.7 215 3 1 99.5
Matt Ryan 50 32 64.0 316 3 0 101.8

 

Closing in on the mid-way point of the 2014 season and their seventh season of their young careers, Falcco and Ryan have surpassed all expectations and have one Super Bowl win between the them.  Joe Flacco lead his team to a Super Bowl ring and was the first to 62 wins.

 

PLAYER TEAM YEARS WINS
Joe Flacco Baltimore 2008-13 62
Matt Ryan Atlanta 2008-13 60
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 2004-09 60
Tom Brady New England 2000-05 58

 

PLAYER TEAM WINS
Tom Brady New England 66
Joe Flacco Baltimore 66
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 66
Drew Brees New Orleans 65
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 62
Matt Ryan Atlanta 62

 

PLAYER TEAM G ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD INT RATING
Drew Brees New Orleans 100 4,002 2,710 67.7 31,466 238 101 100.6
Philip Rivers San Diego 102 3,357 2,206 65.7 27,437 192 81 99.9
Matt Ryan Atlanta 100 3,522 2,242 63.7 25,322 165 84 90.8
Eli Manning NY Giants 102 3,395 2,067 60.9 25,285 163 112 86.1
Joe Flacco Baltimore 102 3,323 2,009 60.5 23,141 133 81 84.7

 

The career stats for Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan:

 

PLAYER TEAM G ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD INT RATING
Matt Ryan Atlanta 100 3,522 2,242 63.7 25,322 165 84 90.8
Joe Flacco Baltimore 102 3,323 2,009 60.5 23,141 133 81 84.7