Matt Ryan agrees to 5-year contract extension with Falcons

Matt Ryan agrees to 5-year contract extension with Falcons

JT The Brick and Tomm Looney discuss the MONSTER extension given to Ryan and are mystified as to why Ryan-who hasn't won a Super Bowl-is the first player to break $100 million guaranteed. That lasted all of a few weeks before the Minnesota Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to the richest contract in league history.

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The 32-year-old's numbers dropped off slightly from his MVP-winning season of 2016 without offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but he remains in the upper echelon of quarterbacks. In 16 starts, he passed for 4,095 yards with 20 touchdown passes against 12 interceptions, a stark contrast to his MVP season in 2016 (4,944 yards, 38 TDs, 7 INTs).

Ryan was drafted third overall in 2008 out of Boston College.

The Green Bay Packers are trying to complete a new deal with their franchise quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, who will likely be looking to surpass Ryan's figure.

There's no question that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is one of the best players in the National Football League at his position.




The NFL has its first $30 million quarterback.

Cousins' stunning deal set the target for Ryan's negotiations with the Falcons, though it might be a short stay at No. 1. That year he produced career and franchise numbers in nearly every statistical passing category including: passing yards (4,944), passing touchdowns (38), passer rating (117.1), and completion percentage (69.9). He turns 33 on May 17.

ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins say they're concerned by allegations made by cheerleaders in a New York Times article about a trip to Costa Rica for a photo shoot in 2013.

The length of Ryan's contract extension is flawless for the Falcons.

The bottom line here is that the Falcons have a Pro Bowl quarterback and they don't want to take any risks with him.

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