Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey stirred up the sports story of the week when his comments about several opposing quarterbacks, published in a GQ interview, went viral. This led to the inevitable question: how would these notable signal-callers respond? Eli Manning had a subtle but hilarious reaction.
Eli Manning says “no comment” when asked about Jalen Ramsey’s criticism. Then, under his breath, Manning added “Who?” and smiled.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 15, 2018
Atlanta's Matt Ryan—another of the QBs whom Ramsey criticized—doesn't seem too bothered, either. Here's what Ramsey said about the Falcons QB:
"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."
During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Ryan shrugged off Ramsey's criticism. "I've played for 11 years," Ryan said. "And so, I've heard my fair share of trash talking from a lot of different people. If this stuff kept me up at night, I probably wouldn't be doing what I'm doing. So, I don't pay too much mind to it. I'm about winning games, and I'm about being the absolute best player that I can be. So, that's kind of my thoughts on it."
The simple summary: Matt Ryan's just 'bout that action, boss. Last season, Ryan threw for 4,095 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. His QB rating dropped from 117.1 (2016) to 91.4 (2017).