The Falcons have some get the job done to do up front. They’ve begun by locking up their most essential protector.
Atlanta and left deal with Jake Matthews have agreed to conditions on a 3-year extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport described. The extension consists of $52.5 million in Matthews’ initially a few yrs and carries an average yearly value of $18.5 million even though also clearing some immediate cap room for the Falcons, for every Rapoport.
Falcons standard manager Terry Fontenot was not bashful when speaking with reporters in the course of the NFL Scouting Incorporate about Atlanta’s have to have to make some cap room to be capable to enhance its roster in 2022. He attained a bit of both equally with this extension, securing the essential solutions of Matthews whilst also supplying Atlanta some instant economic versatility.
How the Falcons commit it remains to be witnessed. The Falcons nonetheless need to have to increase their offensive line at a couple of other starting off places and are also wanting for playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. And they nevertheless have to determine out how to approach for a existence without having Matt Ryan, every time that arrives.
The frenzy is just obtaining began. Atlanta, which previously restructured Ryan’s deal, has at least given itself a superior prospect to make a tiny sound in the open up sector.