A new contract for Matt Ryan is not a high priority in the Falcons’ front office at the moment. But that’s not because talks have stalled.
Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff says that the Falcons are putting Ryan’s contract on hold right now because all of their focus is on next week’s draft, but he has no doubt a deal can get done.
“The situation is, as we’ve mentioned, both parties, we’re in a very comfortable situation,” Dimitroff said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We are focused on the draft again. After the draft we’ll continue to discuss [Ryan’s contract] and I’m sure both parties, Matt and the Falcons are feeling good about making sure that this gets done at the right time.”
Dimitroff says he’s not being coy about Ryan’s status, he’s just being realistic about what the team’s priorities are now.
“There is no time frame on it right now and I don’t want to keep you hanging on it, but I feel confident that things are going to be taken care of when the time is proper,” Dimitroff said.
When the time is proper, Ryan may end up with a contract even bigger than Joe Flacco’s six-year, $120 million deal.