Matt Ryan will have a new home for the 2021-22 NFL season.
Ryan was due a bonus of $7.5 million at 4:00 p.m. ET if he was still on the Falcons roster, so the team had an important decision to make. Ultimately, they were able to get the deal done with Indianapolis and will receive a third-round draft pick as compensation.
Compensation: a 2022 third-round pick, per sources. Deal officially agreed to. https://t.co/8B2PxPHAmu
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2022
Ryan will receive a restructured contract in Indianapolis that results in more guaranteed money.
For the Falcons, however, Ryan’s trade results in a historic cap hit.
Matt Ryan’s trade will incur a dead cap hit of $40.525M for the Falcons, the largest dead cap hit in NFL history by nearly $7M.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 21, 2022
As for what’s next for the Falcons, reports are beginning to surface that Atlanta could target Tennessee Titans signal-caller Marcus Mariota as a potential replacement.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 21, 2022
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