Ball thrown by Matt Ryan to surpass career milestone now on display at Pro Football Hall of Fame

In Week 1 of the NFL regular season, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan became the eighth quarterback in league history to reach 60,000 yards passing for his career.

The football Ryan threw to surpass the milestone is now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. It is the first game-used artifact of the 2022-23 season to arrive at the Hall.

Here are a few interesting facts about  Ryan’s career after his performance last Sunday, when the Colts and Houston Texans played to a 20-20 tie:
  • Ryan passed for 352 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
  • Ryan, who ranks eighth in league history with 60,087 passing yards in 223 games, surpassed Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (226 games) for second-fewest games needed to reach 60,000 career passing yards, trailing only Drew Brees (215).
  • Ryan has 74 career games with at least 300 passing yards, surpassing Philip Rivers for fourth-most 300-yard games in NFL history. Only Brees (123 games), Tom Brady (108) and PEYTON MANNING (93) have more.