Twitter reacts to Matt Ryan becoming NFL’s richest man

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Jan 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) walks off the field after the game against the Green Bay Packers in the 2017 NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta defeated Green Bay 44-21. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

No player in the NFL is as rich as Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan after he received a monster five-year contract extension on Thursday, trumping Kirk Cousins’ deal in a big way.

The 10-year veteran has definitely lived up to being the No. 3 overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft. In his career, Ryan has a record of 95-63 as a starter with 41,796 passing yards, 260 touchdowns and 126 interceptions.

Still, it’s pretty staggering to think about just how much cheddar he’s bringing home on this new deal. Not surprisingly, Twitter had some pretty great reactions to the contract.


Of course, Ryan won’t be the NFL’s highest-paid player for very long.