Report: Falcons talking new deal for Matt Ryan

AP

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.