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Dimitroff on Matt Ryan contract talks: “We will get this done.”

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With Joe Flacco getting a new contract completed with the Baltimore Ravens early this offseason, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan became next in line on the list of young quarterbacks looking to cash in with a big second contract.

Ryan is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the upcoming season but it’s unlikely he will ever reach free agency. While the process of getting a new deal done has been slow so far, Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has no doubts a deal with ultimately get done to keep Ryan in Atlanta.

Dimitroff addressed where discussions stand with Ryan during an appearance on Late Hits with Alex Marvez and James Miller on Sirius XM radio.

Right now there’s nothing new on the contract,” Dimitroff said. “Understand that he will be here. We will get this done and we would prefer to have this done sooner than later.”

Dimitroff clearly stated a deal with Ryan was not a top priority in the lead-up to the NFL Draft at the end of April. Now that the draft is in the rear-view mirror, the Falcons can turn their attentions back toward getting their franchise quarterback locked up for the forseeable future.

“We have a very good working relationship with CAA (and Ryan’s agent Tom Condon) and I’m confident that this will, when the time is right, move expeditiously to get his done,” Dimitroff said.

Flacco earned a six-year, $120 million deal with the Ravens. With only one playoff win under his belt and Flacco already with a Super Bowl ring, it would seem difficult for Ryan’s contract to rise to the same level as Flacco’s deal. Ryan will get paid big money. It just seems to be a matter of time.

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29 Responses to “Dimitroff on Matt Ryan contract talks: “We will get this done.””
  1. gohawks89 says: May 17, 2013 12:35 AM

    they should cut him
    he sucks

  2. packerbackernj says: May 17, 2013 12:39 AM

    Hard? That place under Rodgers and above Flacco is where both should be aiming.

  3. luckyd8402 says: May 17, 2013 1:02 AM

    Not that I believe the Falcons will win the Superbowl, but I do believe teams have learned from the Ravens mistake last year in not locking up Flacco before the TEAM went and won a superbowl, ensuring Flacco would be paid more than he deserved.

  4. mattbarkley123 says: May 17, 2013 1:23 AM

    The ice man

  5. gloryfromheaven says: May 17, 2013 1:42 AM

    What are we lookin at here, $27 million a year? It makes me wonder how much these players will be making 10 years from now….

  6. derklempner says: May 17, 2013 3:09 AM

    “With Joe Flacco getting a new contract completed with the Baltimore Ravens early this offseason, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan became next in line on the list of young quarterbacks looking to cash in with a big second contract.”

    Evidently, Crabtree forgot about one Aaron Rodgers and his new contract.

    Great reporting and research!

  7. jayhawk6 says: May 17, 2013 4:31 AM

    At what point does one player’s contract eating 1/6 of the salary cap have an unsustainable impact?

    Small wonder that accomplished veteran free agents now seem to go begging.

  8. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: May 17, 2013 4:54 AM

    “Matt, we get it, you’re good at what you do. But you have to come see it from our perspective, and you know, all those playoff wins you don’t have”

  9. SeenThisB4 says: May 17, 2013 7:18 AM

    Romo and Ryan, two peas in a pod. LOL!

  10. thesteelers says: May 17, 2013 7:41 AM

    He’s not a big game QB.

  11. thehuckster404 says: May 17, 2013 7:53 AM

    QBs should have a variable component to their contract, paying the best the most each year, and the worst the least. Want to be the highest paid QB in the league? Toss 40 TDs and win the Super Bowl.

  12. psuorioles says: May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    Hurry up and lock up the 2nd best QB out of the 2008 Draft….

  13. dickjagger says: May 17, 2013 9:22 AM

    Not really… Romo got more money with one playoff win not to mention he sucks pretty bad when the game is on the line – so as you see anything is possible.

  14. buffalomafia says: May 17, 2013 9:29 AM

    Quit choking in playoffs!!!

  15. flaccodelic says: May 17, 2013 10:33 AM

    Anyone claiming Ryan is better than Flacco should really explain that line of thinking. Because, like it or not, the numbers just don’t support it.

    Ryan postseason record: 1-4, 9 TD 7 INT

    Flacco postseason record: 9-4, 19 TD, 8 INT,

    In their 5th season, Ryan finally wins his first playoff game, while Flacco has won at least one ROAD playoff game every single season and this year had the best statistical postseason of any QB in NFL history en route to winning Superbowl MVP.

    Tell me again why Ryan should get more?

  16. bucnblood says: May 17, 2013 10:34 AM

    As a Bucs fan this is music to my ears! Nappy Lice could not be more over rated…..a poor man’s Romo.

  17. Justin Sumner says: May 17, 2013 10:52 AM

    People act like Matt Ryan is a bad QB, he is a top 5 QB. People act like its the QB that loses the game, here are at least 21 other players that contribute to the win or loss as well. People act like because you’ve loss a playoff game, all four of which the winning team went to the Superbowl and two won while one almost won, that you choke in big games. Matt Ryan is the best QB the Falcons have ever had. Before him they had never had back-to back winning seasons and since they haven’t had a losing season. Peyton Manning couldn’t win the big one for a while, Dan Marino couldn’t win the big one, and the list goes on. Are these bad QBs. Oh and let’s see Trent Dilfer won a Superbowl, Jeff Hostetle, Mary Rypien, Brad Johnson all won the Superbowl does this make them great QBs. Ryan deserves a big contract, one bigger then Flacco because Ryan is more important the the Falcons then Flacco is to the Ravens.

  18. bearsblow says: May 17, 2013 10:54 AM

    Matt Ryan = 2nd tier. Sorry Falcons fans.

  19. hardh3ad says: May 17, 2013 11:21 AM

    Matt Ryan

    2009 vs Arizona

    65% Completion

    199 Yards Passing

    2 TDs, 2 INTs

    2011 vs Green Bay

    68.9% Completion

    186 Yards Passing

    1 TD, 2 INTs

    2012 vs New York

    58.5% Completion

    199 Yards Passing

    0 TDs, 0 INTs

    2013 vs Seattle

    68.5% Completion

    250 Yards Passing

    3 TDs, 2 INTs

    2013 vs San Francisco

    71.4% Completion/

    396 Yards Passing

    3 TDs, 1 INT

    Average Playoff Performance

    66.4 Completion

    246 Yards Passing

    1.8 TDs, 1.4 INTs

    Not exactly the stats of a choker if you ask me. Matt Ryan only had one game where his completion percentage was below 60%, and that number as 58.5%.He only has one game with a negative TD/INT ratio, and his average yardage is sitting at a solid 246. His average TDs are a little low however, coming in right under 2 a game. Let’s move onto Flacco.

    Joe Flacco

    2009 vs Miami

    39.1% Completion

    135 Yards Passing

    0 TDs, 0 INTs

    2009 vs Tennessee

    50% Completion

    161 Yards Passing

    1 TD, 0 INTs

    2009 vs Pittsburgh

    43.3% Completion

    141 Yards Passing

    0 TDs, 3 INTs

    2010 vs New England

    40% Completion

    34 Yards Passing

    0 TDs, 1 INT

    2010 vs Indy

    57.1% Completion

    189 Yards Passing

    0 TDs, 2 INTs

    2011 vs KC

    73.5% Completion

    265 Yards Passing

    2 TDs, 0 INTS

    2011 vs Pittsburgh

    53.3% Completion

    125 Yards Passing

    1 TD, 1 INT

    2012 vs Houston

    51.8$ Completion

    176 Yards Passing

    2 TDs, 0 INTs

    2012 vs New England

    61.1% Completion

    306 Yards Passing

    2 TDs, 1 INT

    2013 vs Indy

    52.1% Completion

    282 Yards Passing

    2 TDs, 0 INTs

    2013 vs Denver

    52.9% Completion

    331 Yards Passing

    3 TDs, 0 INTs

    2013 vs New England

    58.3% Completion

    240 Yards Passing

    3 TDs, 0 INTs

    2013 vs San Francisco

    66.6% Competion

    287 Yards Passing

    3 TDs, 0 INTs

    Average Playoff Performance

    53.8% Completion

    208.8 Yards Passing

    1.46 TDs, 0.61 INTs

    Flacco had one of the best postseasons a QB has had in quite sometime. His 2013 playoff campaign saw him with an amazing 11/0 TD to INT ratio. But it’s his stats before this last postseason, that bring his numbers down

    Yards Per Game Winner: Matt Ryan

    Completion Percentage Winner: Matt Ryan

    TDs Per Game Winner: Matt Ryan
    Least INTs Per Game Winner: Joe Flacco

    Clearly joe flacco was grocery bagged & carried by his defense. Which had @least 3 hall of famers on it. Do your research b4 u open ur mouth…

  20. starderup says: May 17, 2013 11:26 AM

    Unibrow looked totally lost at the end of the regular season when the Ravens lost 4 out of their last 5 games. He is nowhere near as good as Matt Ryan, and I don’t care what stats you cherry pick to make yourself feel good.
    As for comparisons to Romo, I would recommend watching the NFL.
    As for the comment from the pathetic Buc fan, I can only laugh. How long has it been since they even were in a playoff game?

  21. jacktheraven says: May 17, 2013 11:57 AM

    @starderup – Flacco was not ” totally lost” in the last 5 games. He only played 1 series in one of those losses. Looks to me like you’re the one that is cherry picking. You picked thoses 5 games. Bottom line, Qbs are rated on WINS, and that’s what coaches, GM’s HAVE to do to keep their jobs. Joe has WON more than any QB in the last 5 years. That’s why, right now, he’s worth more than Ryan.

  22. hardh3ad says: May 17, 2013 12:15 PM

    @starderup – Flacco was not ” totally lost” in the last 5 games. He only played 1 series in one of those losses. Looks to me like you’re the one that is cherry picking. You picked thoses 5 games. Bottom line, Qbs are rated on WINS, and that’s what coaches, GM’s HAVE to do to keep their jobs. Joe has WON more than any QB in the last 5 years. That’s why, right now, he’s worth more than Ryan.
    —————
    Going by ur logic ray rice has more wins in the last 5 yrs than AP….does that mean he is worth more? U sound dumb. One player doesn’t win games a team does. Give Ryan the defense joe flacco has had & Ryan might have 2 rings by now. There’s a reason why Ryan leads the league in game winning comeback drives in the last 5yrs. Sorry joe flacco might have a better team than Ryan but he is not a better individual qb. Dudes get hot 4 games out of his whole career and now he is elite? C’mon Mann….

  23. bucnblood says: May 17, 2013 12:29 PM

    @starderup How many Superbowls have the Falcons won? Nuff said.

  24. thesteelers says: May 17, 2013 12:31 PM

    Going by ur logic ray rice has more wins in the last 5 yrs than AP….does that mean he is worth more? U sound dumb. One player doesn’t win games a team does. Give Ryan the defense joe flacco has had & Ryan might have 2 rings by now. There’s a reason why Ryan leads the league in game winning comeback drives in the last 5yrs. Sorry joe flacco might have a better team than Ryan but he is not a better individual qb. Dudes get hot 4 games out of his whole career and now he is elite? C’mon Mann….
    ___________________________________

    Wins are a QB’s stat, like it is for a pitcher.

  25. hardh3ad says: May 17, 2013 1:08 PM

    Wins are a QB’s stat, like it is for a pitcher.
    ———————-
    Ok let’s count wins…when the game is on the shoulder of the qb in a game winning drive situation, what qb has 23-24 of those and leads the league in the past 5 seasons? Matt RYan. Flacco has more “Team wins period. He is not a better individual qb. Stop it…

  26. 1bigtex says: May 17, 2013 1:19 PM

    bucnblood, Dude, I just love it when a Bucs fan tries to bag on some one like Ryan. Your team has Josh Freeman playing QB. I would think that after watching Josh Freeman play, you would know exactly what QB suck looks like. Get back to us when Freeman at least has a winning record for his career, okay.

  27. flaccodelic says: May 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    hardh3ad says:
    May 17, 2013 12:15 PM

    Give Ryan the defense joe flacco has had & Ryan might have 2 rings by now.

    Dude, Flacco’s defense was 17th overall this past season. You know, the season in which the Ravens won the Superbowl? The subtraction of OC Cam Cameron and his terrible playcalling was a far bigger factor than the D this year.

    Give Flacco Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez and that O-line and Flacco might have 3 rings by now.

  28. thesteelers says: May 17, 2013 2:22 PM

    Ok let’s count wins…when the game is on the shoulder of the qb in a game winning drive situation, what qb has 23-24 of those and leads the league in the past 5 seasons?
    ___________________________________

    Yes, it is well established that Matty and the Falcons are regular season champs; however, we all know what to expect come January. He simply isn’t a big game QB and that is the biggest stat.

  29. hardh3ad says: May 17, 2013 2:45 PM

    Lol! This year is the only exception, what about the other 4? Lol! Anquan was putting up beast numbers with Kurt Warner so y can’t he do it with flacco? Hmmm….if he did have our talent @ wr & te it would be a waste. Up until this past season ur boy dropped back and did dump offs to ray rice all day. Having our o talent won’t change a thing when your d can’t stop a nose bleed, just ask Peyton manning how long it took him to win a ring with a high powered o and zero defense. Dude won a playoff vs the pats the same yr in which they had one of the worst defenses in nfl history and u know what his stats were? 0 tds 3ints & 39yrds passing. If that’s not bmore having a good defense then what is? This yr is ur only exception so atop it little Mann…

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