Discussion in 'Football' started by mymerlincat, May 3, 2018.
Every contract for a top 15 QB sets new records. Deal with it.
Its not my money so I don't give a ****.
not much choice
The cap is definitely going to go up forever.
That said, they weren't exactly going to let him walk.
No real choice here but god damn is that a lot of money
It had to be done. Rodgers probably settles for slightly more than this but he should hold out unless they give him $35M/yr.
that sounds like vikings fan speaking..
Every new QB contract crazier than the last one, and Wilson on the last year of his current contract.
It's a good thing the cap has been going steadily up to compensate for this.
The demand for good QB's far exceeds the supply, and with the incredible importance that position has on the game of football, these guys are going to get paid until the end of time.
Under any analysis, Matt Ryan’s contract sets a new bar
Thoughts on Matt Ryan's New Contract | Over the Cap
NFL salaries are an excellent lesson in inflation
Yup, this. The QB contracts will keep getting more ridiculous, especially for the guys in the top 10 of the league.
I don't get this contract at all.
Why commit that much cash to Matt Ryan?
He's a top 10 if not top 5 QB that the Falcons have no one close to being able to replace with anytime soon, that's why. QB play is more important than it has ever been, so QBs are paid accordingly.
There are 3 current NFL QB's with an MVP, and he's one of them and he's not old and never been hurt.
Matt Ryan is a borderline top 10 and definitely not top 5 QB. They had to do this, but let's not get crazy.
They have no choice. Its a QB driven league and when you have won who is good & has helped your team become successful, you have to pay him what he wants. Why do you think Jimmy G got $27.5 million. year after playing in 7 games?
Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins are not worth the money they got but when teams are dependent on QBs (save for examples like the SB 50 Broncos, or SB Champ Ravens/Bucs) you will be paying them large amounts of money.
Their alternative was to let him leave as a free agent and replace him with a sub par option.
I think Jimmy G potential/talent is greater than Ryan. My issue is this. Ryan wasn't leaving the Falcons and has a great relationship with ownership. He's a top 10 QB for sure. But with so much invested in that City you would think he'd take a lesser contract.
What were they going to do? Not pay him?
He has the ability to play like a top 5 QB, which he did in his MVP season. Is he consistently a top 5 QB? Probably not.
I think Matt Ryan would garner a good return in a trade.
So trading Ryan is another option.
Definitely not. Cam also did the same, and I wouldn't entertain any thoughts of him being a top 5 guy for doing it one out of eight times. I mean, Brees, Brady, Rodgers, and Rivers are still good enough to be called the top guys, then you saw what others could do like Wentz, Watson, and Garoppolo could do in limited sample sizes. Luck is up there when he's healthy, but who knows what kind of shape his shoulder is in. Wilson is also probably worthy of being in the same conversation. I think guys like Ryan, Cam, Cousins, Stafford, Roethlisberger, and maybe Carr and/or Goff fit into that next tier.
Fans always want to see that happen, but very rarely is that actually the case. This is still their job, and they want to maximize their earnings while they can.
So then who becomes the quarterback
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