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Ryan a $100M jackpot winner in Flacco deal?

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08:00 AM ET 03.05 | Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been down this road before. Back in 2004, he made Michael Vick the highest-paid player in the league with a 10-year $130 million contract. Nine years later, the Falcons have closely monitored how Joe Flacco's contract situation has played out in Baltimore. ... When the time is right, Ryan appears set to join Flacco in the $100 million club. "He should average at least $21 million, $22 million or $23 million," said Joel Corry, a former sports agent who covers football business for the nationalfootballpost.com. Under Corry's forecast, a six-year deal for Ryan would fall somewhere between $126 million and $138 million with more that $60 million of it guaranteed.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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March 5, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Blank probably wishes he still owned Home Depot. Lower wage scale.

March 5, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Quarterbacks are about to start breaking teams, financially yo.

March 5, 2013  08:22 AM ET

I think Ryan was going to be in line for a big pay day regardless of Flacco.

March 5, 2013  08:28 AM ET

He's going to get the money , but how many playoff games has this guy won? Don't you have to win a few of them in order to be an elite QB?

March 5, 2013  09:00 AM ET

And in a few short years the $100 million club will not even get you a return phone call from top starting QBs agent. And so it goes, and so it goes.

March 5, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And in a few short years the $100 million club will not even get you a return phone call from top starting QBs agent. And so it goes, and so it goes.

100% correct.

One day we'll be saying "Remember when $100 million used to mean something?"

March 5, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

100% correct.One day we'll be saying "Remember when $100 million used to mean something?"

No matter what owners do with salary caps and CBA and rookie wage scales and rules in all sports, they can never seem to protect themselves from themselves. They set the market price and then cry over the cost of doing business.

March 5, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And in a few short years the $100 million club will not even get you a return phone call from top starting QBs agent. And so it goes, and so it goes.

Remember when Broadway Joe signed the first $1,000,000 contract? It was like GASP "A million bucks to play football"!!!

March 5, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Remember when Broadway Joe signed the first $1,000,000 contract? It was like GASP "A million bucks to play football"!!!

Yeah, and now, that kind of money won't even get you a kiss from Suzy Kolber.

March 5, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Blank probably wishes he still owned Home Depot. Lower wage scale.

Is there a line of Mexican Scab Laborers lined up outside the Falcons clubhouse. I know where I live they all hang out in front of Home Depot hoping for a job for a couple of days.

March 5, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

100% correct.One day we'll be saying "Remember when $100 million used to mean something?"

*Looks at Albert Haynesworth's contract*


Can't Wait!

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March 5, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's going to get the money , but how many playoff games has this guy won? Don't you have to win a few of them in order to be an elite QB?

It couldn't hurt. I think the Falcons will tactfully remind Ryan's reps about that fact.

March 5, 2013  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Quarterbacks are about to start breaking teams, financially yo.

Indeed. The "elite" QBs will be surrounded by dog-poop third stringers, who will be the only players left that teams can afford to pay.

March 5, 2013  12:54 PM ET

As big as Flacco's contract is, the big thing is that it's not 100% guaranteed. The number to look at is what the Ravens are on the hook for in guaranteed money.

March 5, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Indeed. The "elite" QBs will be surrounded by dog-poop third stringers, who will be the only players left that teams can afford to pay.

Winning the SB will now be the kiss of death to teams.

 
March 5, 2013  04:04 PM ET

He's Next in Line!!!

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