The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles opened up the 2018 NFL season on Thursday Night Football in what largely was a stinker, but also was irrefutable supporting evidence to Jalen Ramsey’s flawless quarterback evaluation skills.
At least so far.
For those who forgot, this was Jalen Ramsey’s assessment of Matt Ryan over the summer:
I think Matt Ryan’s overrated. You can’t tell me you win MVP two years ago, and then last year, you a complete bust, and you still got Julio Jones? There’s no way that should ever happen. I don’t care. You know what that tells me? That tells me [Offensive Coordinator Kyle] Shanahan left, went to San Francisco, got Garoppolo, made Garoppolo this big thing. And now Garoppolo is a big name—and now [Matt Ryan] has this bad year? Alright, well, was it really you, or was it your coach? He was doing what was asked of him and it was making him look really, really good.
Matt Ryan last night: 21-of-43 (48.8 percent), 251 yards, no touchdowns, one interceptions and a quarterback rating of 57.4.
Now what was Jalen’s assessment of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles?
He won them a Super Bowl so he’s good enough to do that. He had a hella good team, too, though. But as long as you can do what the team asks you to do, then you’re straight.
Result: Nick Foles did what he needed to do to win.
Batting 1.000 so far.