Matt Ryan contract: Falcons reportedly will explore extension in offseason

Kevin C. Cox

After his first career playoff victory and another strong season leading the Falcons to the NFC's No. 1 seed, Matt Ryan might be in store for a big pay raise.

Playing Sunday for a shot at his first Super Bowl appearance, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is reportedly on the verge of a massive contract extension offer from his team, win or lose, after the end of this season, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

The Falcons quarterback, who won his first playoff game last weekend after leading the Falcons to the NFC's top overall seed and a first-round bye following a 13-3 season, is set to make $10 million in 2013, the final season of his current contract.

Ryan's growing stock and continued strong performance — he passed for 4,719 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2012 — make him a much more valuable asset to Atlanta. The team is expected to offer what Glazer called a "mega-contract" extension to their franchise quarterback.

Five seasons after being selected No. 3 overall by the Falcons in the 2008 NFL draft, Ryan has compiled 127 regular season touchdown passes while completing 62.7 percent of his throws. Ryan has been durable, appearing in all but two of the Falcons' games in his five years with the team.

Visit the Falcoholic for more Falcons discussion.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.