Matt Ryan expected to land $100 million extension with Falcons

Mike Zarrilli

Atlanta's signal-caller is perhaps the next man to be in line for a major pay raise.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is likely about to get paid in a big way, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ryan is the next NFL player who is being predicted to earn a $100 million extension from his team after seeing Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco and Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo get that type of money earlier this offseason.

Ryan is currently working in his rookie deal, which is six years and $72 million. Now, the Falcons would like to lock him up for the long haul with stars Julio Jones and Roddy White around him on the outside.

The thought in NFL circles is that Ryan will get somewhere around $35 million in guarantees and another five or six seasons tacked onto his deal.

Flacco was given six years and $120.6 million, a record-setting deal. Romo was paid out an astounding $108 million and $55 million guaranteed, only less than Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.

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