QB Ryan landslide winner as top offensive rookie

Updated: December 30, 2008, 5:19 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Matt Ryan found a quick way to make Falcons fans forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and all the ugliness of Atlanta football.

The quarterback led a sensational turnaround from laughingstock franchise to Super Bowl contender, for which Ryan earned The Associated Press 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award Tuesday.

And he did it in a year loaded with outstanding offensive rookie performances.

"I'm certainly flattered," Ryan said. "There's a number of guys ...

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