Grady Jarrett, Jake Matthews next in line for extensions in Atlanta

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The Falcons checked off a big box on their to-do list last week when quarterback Matt Ryan signed a contract extension and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff will now move on to other matters.

Dimitroff outlined some of those plans during an appearance on 92.9 The Game on Monday. The G.M. said that the team will now look at extending the contracts of defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and left tackle Jake Matthews.

Both players are in the final years of their rookie contracts. Matthews, a 2014 first-round pick, is set to make just under $12.5 million after the Falcons exercised their fifth-year option on his contract while Jarrett, a 2015 fifth-round pick, is making just over $1.9 million in 2018.

Matthews has missed just one game since joining the Falcons and he’s started every game he’s played in Atlanta. Jarrett has developed into a key part of the Atlanta front seven over the last two years and posted 34 tackles and four sacks during the 2017 season.

3 responses to “Grady Jarrett, Jake Matthews next in line for extensions in Atlanta

  1. I knew the Rams taking Greg Robinson over Jake Matthews was a mistake. Who didn’t know that Bruce Matthews’ son would be at least a decent offensive lineman in the NFL?

  2. grantgoodman93 says:

    May 7, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Really doesn’t matter, pretty hamstrung by the Ryan deal.


    Not for the next few years. Our GM was trying to rush this deal for months as doing so was a big cap relief. Unfortunately, the deal came after most of the Free Agents took other deals as we still need a DT and RG.

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