Matt Ryan has signed a six-year, $72-million
contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
Ryan, the No. 3 overall pick in last month's NFL draft, is
guaranteed $34.75 million in the deal signed Tuesday. Falcons
spokesman Reggie Roberts confirms the signing and says the team has
scheduled a news conference for Tuesday night.
Ryan's guaranteed money is $4.75 million more than received by
Jake Long, the No. 1 overall pick who also is represented by agent
Ryan worked behind quarterbacks Chris Redman and Joey Harrington
at his first minicamp with the team this month, but it wouldn't be
a surprise if the former Boston College star earns the starting job