The Falcons have reached agreement on an extension with right tackle Ryan Schraeder. It’s a five-year deal with a $32MM base and a maximum of $33MM, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The deal gives Schraeder $19.5MM in the first three years and grants him $12.5MM guaranteed.
The new pact marks a major pay bump for Schraeder. In the spring, Schraeder signed a restricted free agent tender worth just $2.553MM. Before that, the Falcons had some concern that another team could steal him away. Now, rival clubs are likely kicking themselves after watching Schraeder take another step forward in 2016.
Through ten games, Schraeder is Pro Football Focus’ No. 13 ranked tackle in the NFL. His 83.3 overall grade comes from roughly even scores in pass blocking and run blocking. If he can continue that kind of production, this deal will prove to be a strong value for Atlanta.
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