Report: Colts added guarantees to remainder of Matt Ryan’s contract

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The Colts acquired quarterback Matt Ryan in a trade with the Falcons on Monday and part of welcoming him to the team reportedly included addressing the remainder of his contract.

Ryan is signed through the 2023 season with nearly $54 million in compensation coming from his salary and bonuses. Those bonuses include a $7.5 million roster bonus that the Falcons pushed back to this week while they were pursuing Deshaun Watson.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts paid that bonus and added other guarantees to the remainder of the deal as well. The nature of those guarantees were not specified, but Ryan has another $7.5 million roster bonus due next year and his $20.5 million salary for that year was not guaranteed in the original terms of his pact.

The Colts have had a revolving door at quarterback in recent seasons. The trade for Ryan and contract maneuvers are likely intended to put an end to that for the immediate future.

7 responses to “Report: Colts added guarantees to remainder of Matt Ryan’s contract

  1. I’m SO glad we got Ryan. Now we can actually run play action, he can get us in the right reads presnap….plus he’ll actually use the checkdown.

  2. Tying yourself to an aging qb the next two years is a bit risky but Ryan doesn’t seem to show signs of slowing down. His numbers weren’t the best last year but he also had to navigate losing both of his top receivers for almost the entire season.

  3. I think Ryan will be awesome for the Colts, at least he’ll have a complete team !!

  4. I think at least Ryan brings consistency. For Wentz, the question will be if this stint with the Washington what’s their name is the proverbial “third time is the charm”.

  5. I hate the term “game manager”, but Matt Ryan is a much better fit for a run focused attack. I don’t think he has ever had as good of a back in Jonathan Taylor, so we will see how this opens up the passing game for him. I am really interested to get a look at their O side of the ball next year. He is a great fit for the Colts.

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