Contract Details: Falcons, Ryan, Eagles, Slay

Earlier this week, the Falcons restructured deals with Matt Ryan and others to carve out a bit of extra breathing room. Today, we got some additional details on that adjustment, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com (on Twitter).

Here’s the breakdown: Ryan’s base pay for 2020 will go down from $8MM to $1.05MM. Meanwhile, tackle Jake Matthews will see his base number trimmed from $10.55MM to $3.55MM. In both cases, the difference was converted to a signing bonus. In effect, it doesn’t change much for either player, but it does allow the Falcons to kick the can down the road and spend more this year.

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7 comments on “Contract Details: Falcons, Ryan, Eagles, Slay

  1. bravesfan

    I can understand if the falcons are going for it or being cheap for some odd reason. I think there season is gonna depend on how well they draft and if they can get an impact player

  2. JJB0811

    $14m (thereabout) freed on 2 moves. I really don’t understand why people are so concerned about salary cap space. It’s the easiest thing to achieve. Jags were ‘tight against the cap’ until 3 trades & now have boatload of room.

    • Drew22

      I don’t think it’s much of an issue finding ways to clear some cap space. The issue is filling the talent gap when you have to lose Marcell Dareus, Jake Ryan, AJ Bouye and possibly Yannick to get the cap space. Fine strategy if your looking at a rebuild or a quick reboot, but otherwise tough to immediately compete when you lose talent for cap space.

      • JJB0811

        You could be right. But my thinking on the jags is they know they won’t be better than 500. So why pay 3 players in excess of $25m? Baltimore believes they can win it next year and willing to pay for that and Elway has never been shy to spend.

        • Drew22

          It makes sense if you’re punting on the season for sure. It would be tough to be a fan of a team that does that on a regular basis.

          • JJB0811

            I live in Jax, its tough! I haven’t been to a game in 4 years. Why, to watch losing?

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