The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a contract extension with quarterback Matt Ryan that will make him the highest-paid player in the National Football League.
The terms of the deal:
- Five years, lasting through 2023.
- Worth up to $150 million.
- $100 million guaranteed.
- The first player to average $30 million a year.
Ryan's guarantee shatters the record of $84 million set earlier this offseason by Kirk Cousins.
There is a good chance Aaron Rodgers will break some of these records by signing a new deal with Green Bay before the season starts. And then a year from now, Russell Wilson will likely sign an extension before his contract with the Seahawks expires after the 2019 season. In short, the NFL continues to be very successful and there is still plenty of cash to go around, thank you very much.