The Atlanta Falcons have agreed on a $103.75 million contract extension with quarterback Matt Ryan.
“Matt has been important part of that process (of turning around the franchise) over the last five years,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The contract includes $59 million in guaranteed funds and now a new average of $20.75 million per year.
“We look forward to Matt being an Atlanta Falcon for the rest of his career. But we’ve had a lot of players, a lot of coaches and a lot of staff that have contributed to that success over the last five years. Matt has been an important part of that,” said Bank.
In 2008 Ryan signed his original six-year contract of $72 million with $34.75 million guaranteed.
Ryan has 56 career wins in his first five seasons, which are the most by a quarterback in NFL History.
He also needs 27 more touchdown passes to tie with Falcons’ all-time leader Steve Bartkowaski’s 154 TD passes.