Matt Ryan not worried about contract extension

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 Matt Ryan shouldn’t be worried about his next payday from the Atlanta Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons need to get ready to pay their star quarterback, Matt Ryan. Luckily for the Falcons, Ryan is not eligible for a new contract for two more seasons. That said, Falcons fans should not be worried about the league’s MVP getting desires to play in another uniform.

On Tuesday, Ryan got the chance to sit down with ESPN and discuss Derek Carr’s new contract and his own outlook on his impending contract talks:

"That’s just the business side of it. I’m never worried too much about that. I’ve always tried to let the business people handle the business and for me, just try and take care of what I can control, and that’s playing good and preparing the right way. And I’ve always felt like if you do that, the business side of it will take care of itself. But certainly, those guys are deserving of what’s coming their way"

Currently, the Falcons starting quarterback is in the third year of a five-year deal, with $35 million left to be paid out. Assuming that Ryan continues to play his current level, it is a no-brainer that the team would re-sign the passer.

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The Atlanta Falcons’ owner, Arthur Blank’s comments echo that sentiment: “[Ryan] needs to be compensated well … and he will be.” Blank’s comments were recorded before the team’s devastating loss in the Super Bowl. Despite the loss, it is expected that the owner still maintains the same feeling towards the quarterback.

The former Boston College quarterback was an exceptional player last year, and as a result was awarded the 2016-2017 MVP. As Ryan, 32,  is still is in his prime, it only seems logical the Falcons’ quarterback will progress and help keep the team in contention.

The fact that Ryan has now won an MVP can only help him in his contract negotiations. As of right now, quarterback Derek Carr is the highest paid player in the NFL at $25 million per season. If Ryan can win another MVP or help the Falcons win a Super Bowl, expect to see Ryan making close to $30 million per season.

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