Matt Ryan, Falcons agree to five-year, $150M contract

Kirk Cousins’ reign as the NFL’s highest-paid player lasted less than two months.

The Falcons have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Ryan on a five-year, $150 million contract extension with $100 million guaranteed, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, via a source informed of the situation. The new deal runs through the 2023 season and will make Ryan the first player to average at least $30 million per year.

Since the former Boston College star entered the league in 2008, only the Patriots, Steelers and Packers have exceeded the Falcons’ 95 victories.

At his peak under masterful play-caller Kyle Shanahan in 2016, Ryan recorded one of the finest quarterback seasons in modern NFL history while leading the Falcons to their second Super Bowl appearance. Although his numbers were down last season, Ryan’s offense still finished second only to the Patriots in yards per drive and Football Outsiders’ Drive Success Rate metric.

With a year under his belt in Steve Sarkisian’s system and newcomers such as first-round wideout Calvin Ridley added to his arsenal, Ryan is poised for another run at the NFL’s No. 1 offense.

The Falcons have drafted incredibly well under Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn, complementing Ryan’s attack with a young, athletic defense. With a strong organizational structure in place and one of the league’s most reliable quarterbacks locked up, Atlanta’s Super Bowl window is Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys wide open.

Although I had seen Willie in his rookie year of 1951, I never actually met him until the Giants’ final home game in New York in September of 1957. By then, I was fortunate enough to have spent more time in the clubhouse, conducting interviews with other ballplayers. Despite the bittersweet mood that came with the Giants’ goodbye that day, Willie was very nice to me, as he has been ever since.

Even though it was our first meeting and he was leaving, he was quite calm, and very patient. We made great conversation, and it was a fitting send-off to California.

Although San Francisco did not fully embrace Willie when the team Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike first moved, he eventually won the hearts of the city’s residents, just as he had done in New York.