Matt Ryan just took a giant leap up the quarterback pay scale, striking a five-year, $103.75 million extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday that makes him the NFL's second-highest paid player, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.
No matter that Ryan hasn't even reached a Super Bowl. His new deal — with a $63 million three-year payout that is the most in league history — contains an average salary of $20.75 million that ranks second to the $22 million average garnered by Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers in April.
Look I knew my post would be unpopular, and perhaps I should have been specific to pay
verses performance. This was last year, and we want more players to help Ryan yet he is paid close to 21 million a year?? I'm not acting like we don't have money to pay, but it sets a bad precedent to get other good players.
I mean we all know he's not the second best Qb in the league but Blank or Thomas D. just way over paid him IMO. I mean I'd take as much as I could get too, but it does take away from the salary cap, making it harder to acquire the better linemen. I just think he's grossly
overpaid..... Perhaps I should not look at his play verses his salary, but he too has only won one playoff game, and never looked great in post season. I've always thought Ryan was good, just not a top 5 Qb.
When you pay for an better than average lineman your looking at over 5 million a year. Sometimes a lot more!!
We need about 5 of them to add to the offense and defense but we always come up close to the cap, and it restricts us in the quality of players we can get.....
Not just Ryan's contract, we have plenty of players overpaid for a losing team!! Someone will probably ask how much do I think Ryan should be paid?? I'd guess about 15 million tops.
Jeez, not 20.75 Million a year!!
You can show me what other Qbs are paid, but you can't overpay players at any position and
still be competitive. We've made some boneheaded bad decisions on players bonuses and salary who didn't even work out!! That's what caught this franchise; when we were good we
were paying players today too much!!