Falcons QB Ryan agrees to 5-year, $150 million extension

Falcons reportedly make Matt Ryan highest-paid player in NFL history

The next domino in this offseason's quarterback extensions has fallen.

Matt Ryan has agreed a five-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons worth $150m.

JT The Brick and Tomm Looney discuss the MONSTER extension given to Ryan and are mystified as to why Ryan-who hasn't won a Super Bowl-is the first player to break $100 million guaranteed.

With Ryan locked up for another five years-in the neighborhood of $150 million, depending on the fine print-the Falcons have stealthily quashed their most pressing summertime concern in early May.

Ryan's extension has been a major topic of discussion surrounding the Falcons this offseason, as well as the league at-large.




Ryan certainly is more accomplished than either Cousins or Garoppolo. It's possible he'll still be playing at a high level then, but that's not a bet the Falcons should be making at this point. Despite finishing in the lower half of their division, the Falcons still made the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed.

Ryan is the owner of 20 franchise records, including career passing yards (41,796), career pass attempts (5,593), career completions (3,630), career touchdowns (260), career passer rating (93.4), career completion percentage (64.9), and career 300-yard games (45). The changes, if ratified by the owners when they meet later this month in Atlanta, would take effect during the upcoming 2018 season.

"It's hard to believe it's been 10 years already", said Ryan, who will turn 33 in a couple of weeks.

Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, Eli Manning, John Elway, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Fran Tarkenton now rank among the top 11, all time, for both passing yards and passing touchdowns; and of this elite group, only Rivers doesn't qualify as a mortal lock for Canton. One more win will also give Ryan 100 career wins, regular and postseason combined.

Packers fans were quick to take to social media to comment on the potential deal for their star quarterback.

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