Matt Ryan has refused to rule out the possibility of a return to the NFL despite hanging up his cleats in the off-season after starring with the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts.
The 38-year-old signed a deal to become a broadcaster for CBS Sports for the upcoming 2023 campaign, but detailed to Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon on SiriusXM NFL Radio what it would take for him to return to the field.
"You know, I don't know," Ryan said. "This situation, all the stars would have to [align]. I've just learned, in the 15 years I've played, to just not shut any doors. That's really the decision behind that.
"Like I said I'm excited to kinda take this next step and to move forward, but at the same time you never know what's going to happen in this league, like I said anything can shake out, so we'll see what happens."
Ryan actually got the opportunity to do some studio work with NFL Today after the 2022 season ended, and he said he enjoyed being in that environment. But the work that he will do in what is sure to be another incredible NFL season is a combination of in-studio and covering games.
"You never know, I've tried to keep all doors open," Ryan added. "We all know this league is crazy and there's a lot of things that can happen in the course of a season.
"So I'm excited to be with CBS and really excited to do some of this work this fall."
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