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Report: Falcons talking new deal for Matt Ryan

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be trying to earn a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon, but a report from Jay Glazer of FOX has him set to cash in whether or not Atlanta wins the NFC for the second time in their history.

Ryan has one year left on his contract and Glazer reports that the Falcons have already had discussions about extending Ryan’s deal after the season. Per Glazer, they’re prepared to make a “mega-contract” offer after the season regardless of what happens against the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

There’s nothing too surprising here. Ryan’s taken the Falcons to the playoffs four times in his first five seasons and got them their first win of that era against the Seahawks last weekend. He’s coming off his best individual season of the five, posting career highs in yards per attempt, touchdowns and completion percentage while leading the Falcons to the best record in the NFC.

Whatever happens on Sunday, that’s not a quarterback you’re looking to move on from anytime in the near future.

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14 Responses to “Report: Falcons talking new deal for Matt Ryan”
  1. hutch119 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    7 years 120 million

  2. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    Minimum league salary?

  3. wisewoo says: Jan 20, 2013 2:30 PM

    Wait until he beats someone other than the Seahawks.

    I mean hey – he could win today. But just sayin’. Wait until he does something of note.

    I guess they forgot about the 10 Year, $135 Million Contract they gave to Vick who also didn’t win any particularly big games. Though he did win double the number of playoff games in ATL than Matty Ice has.

  4. vysethelegend says: Jan 20, 2013 2:30 PM

    Not a Falcons fan, but I couldn’t be happier for the kid.

  5. dkrauss93 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:34 PM

    well it should be less then 60 million. No QB should be making more then Mark Sanchez.

  6. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 20, 2013 2:37 PM

    They have to do this, who better is out there that they can realistically get?

    Matt Ryan will be a top 3 to 7 QB for most of his career so the Falcons might as well take care of it and move on to shoring up other parts of the team and getting a new RB.

  7. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 20, 2013 2:44 PM

    Get it done within the next ten minutes.

  8. bucslose says: Jan 20, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why would whomever, leak this out now, and why would they engage in such matters now, right before the NFC Championship game?

    This stuff is for the offseason. Not when your team is in the playoffs, and certainly not before the Championship game.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:46 PM

    Can we wait until they get destroyed and he throws 2-3 mind-boggling picks today before we begin this discourse and fiscal conjecture?

  10. deathonwings410 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:46 PM

    If he has a good game and beats the 9ers, he’ll have a good case for being considered elite.

  11. hor2012 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:51 PM

    I’m a Saints fan so I can’t believe I’m saying this. I hope the falcons win today. Home field is the best way for a dome team to reach the superbowl and win it. So, if they don’t get it done today. It may never happen after this year. So, for one game I’ll be rooting for the Falcons and Tony G to get to the bowl. But, after it’s over it’s back to hating them dirty birds

  12. 6thsense79 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:57 PM

    The Falcons ownership awards QBs they like with monster contracts even if they slightly or greatly over pays.

    Vick’s last contract with the Falcons was a 10 year $130 million contract signed in 2004 easily one of the top 5 contracts in pro football at the time even though he wasn’t a top 5 QB.

    Matt Ryan’s rookie contract was sign in 2008 and went for 6yrs $72 million which placed in amongst the top 10 paid QB before ever playing a down in the league.

    I predict a monster deal that will have him right around the $130 million Vick got over less years..probably 8.

  13. theysone says: Jan 20, 2013 2:58 PM

    They can start negotiations tomorrow, ’cause their season ends today!

  14. 6thsense79 says: Jan 20, 2013 2:59 PM

    Excuse me that would be 6 years not 8 for Ryan’s deal.

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