GM Thomas Dimitroff believes negotiations will begin soon with the Quarterback.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff hopes to have a contract offer in place for Matt Ryan before the start of the 2013 season.
Speaking to NFL.com, Dimitroff was hoping negotiations would start soon and not become a distraction.
“For Matt right now, he’s not worried about it because he knows that something is around the corner, as we do,” said Dimitroff on Thursday.
“I can’t put an exact date on it, this is a long-winded way of saying I’m hoping we can agree to something going into the season.”
Matt Ryan has led the team in four of his five seasons with the team since being drafted in 2008, and is the biggest reason for their success.
The 27-year old has the ability to be a multiple time All-Pro and a league MVP, so locking him down to another long term deal is imperative to the teams Super Bowl ambitions.
With Joe Flacco getting $120.9m this Summer, it is widely expected that Ryan will get a very similar deal, if not more when the contract is signed.
While Aaron Rodgers will get a new deal bigger than both the players, Ryan is considered the second best QB under 30, and having a contract at least near the Green Bay Packers QB will be expected by him and his agent.
If the team want to be a Super Bowl contender for the next decade, then they must have Matt Ryan on their team in order to do so.