We reported earlier that contract talks between the Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan are ongoing.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Falcons are expected to pay Ryan more than what the Ravens gave Joe Flacco this offseason.
Been told by 2 sources (neither being on the player side) that Matt Ryan will get more than Flacco. Question is how close he gets to Rodgers
— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) July 17, 2013
Flacco received a six-year, $120 million contract, which averages out to $20 million per year. It sounds like the Falcons might be willing to give him a deal that pays him $21 million a year, which would be a slightly less than Aaron Rodgers’ contract of $22 million per year that he recently signed this offseason.