Falcons hoping to sign Matt Ryan to extension prior to the season

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told NFL AM that he hopes they’ll be able to sign Matt Ryan to extension prior to the 2013 season.

“For Matt right now, he’s not worried about it because he knows that something is around the corner, as we do,” said Dimitroff.” “I can’t put an exact date on it. This is a long-winded way of saying I’m hoping we can agree to something going into the season.”

I wonder if Ryan is willing to take the gamble that Joe Flacco took this past season.  The Falcons were awfully close to getting to the Super Bowl.  If he can help the them win it in 2013, there’s no doubt in my mind he’ll become the highest paid player in the league.