FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Now that he’s wearing a $100 million smile, quarterback Matt Ryan is ready to get back to work for the Atlanta Falcons.
“I’ve always not worried about the business side of it,” Ryan said. “I really think as a player, if you’re hung up or worried about that or thinking about all those things, you’re taking away from what you should be doing.”
Ryan and the Falcons agreed to a five-year contract extension on Thursday that was being finalized as he led the offense through practice on the first day of training camp.
A person familiar with the situation says Ryan’s extension is for $103.75 million, with $59 million guaranteed.