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Matt Ryan: Contract timetable “not something I worry about”

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan calls a play in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at their NFL football game in Atlanta. Reuters

A couple of weeks ago, Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said that quarterback Matt Ryan had no reason to worry about getting a contract extension because “something is around the corner” on the front.

Ryan has taken Dimitroff’s words to heart. Ryan said Monday that the timing of a contract extension is “not something I worry about” because he is sure that “it will take care of itself.” Because Ryan wants to remain with the Falcons and he feels confident that the Falcons want him to remain their quarterbacks, he’s choosing to focus on other things.

“I understand the nature of the business and how everything operates,” Ryan said, via the Associated Press. “At the same time, my focus has always been to just try to prepare myself to just play and let all the other stuff take care of itself. I’m not really too worried about it. My sole focus this offseason is to prepare myself, to work really hard and to try to give ourselves another chance like we had last year.”

Ryan is one of three quarterbacks expected to get contract extensions in the near future, joining Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford as those about to get handsomely rewarded for their play in recent years. Knowing that those contracts are just a matter of when instead of if makes it a lot easier to make other things priorities over the course of the offseason.

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4 Responses to “Matt Ryan: Contract timetable “not something I worry about””
  1. beckzhere says: Apr 16, 2013 9:58 AM

    It’s been a long time since there has been a better QB in Atlanta than Matt Ryan. He’s great on the field and in the community. He never has legal issues and is a true professional. The only missing ingredient is a championship. Hopefully that will come in the very near future. But at least with him under center, the Falcons will always be in contention.

  2. skippynj says: Apr 16, 2013 10:19 AM

    It’s very simple: you play like Romo, you get paid like Romo.

  3. ravenatorlikesboysbeeholez says: Apr 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    It used to be you had to win a Superbowl before someone gave you a hunded million dollar contract.

  4. roddytorock84 says: Apr 16, 2013 8:46 PM

    I agree with you beckzhere. Just to clarify there has never been a qb as good as Ryan in Atl. Sorry Steve

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