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Falcons quarterback agrees to $100 million contract extension deal

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year contract extension deal on May 3, 2018, which includes an annual salary of $30 million and $100 million in guaranteed money.

Ryan is the first quarterback ever to land $100 million in guaranteed money, according to USA Today.

Ryan is a 10-year veteran entering his final year of his contract deal, which he signed with the Falcons in 2013. The Falcons extended his contract deal to avoid letting him hit free agency next offseason.

Ryan is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and in 2016 he was named the Most Valuable Player. He also led the Falcons to the Super Bowl in 2017, where the Falcons would go on to lose against the New England Patriots 34-28.

Ryan has a 95-63 regular season record and 4-6 play off mark, according to USA Today.

"Matt has been a pillar of stability for this franchise for a decade, and it is a great feeling knowing that he will remain at our helm for six more years. Matt has proven to be a leader for this franchise on and off the field, and we are fortunate to have him as our quarterback. Matt has guided us to a decade of success that is unmatched in franchise history, but we all know there is more to be accomplished, and we are confident we can get that done with Matt,” General Manager Thomas Dimitroff told USA Today.