Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/15/13
Matt Ryan isn't focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback. The six-year, $66 million contract Ryan signed with Atlanta as a rookie in 2008 expires after the 2013 season. General manager Thomas Dimitroff recently said the Falcons hope to finalize a new deal with Ryan before the season. Ryan said Monday that the timetable ''is not something I worry about.'' ''I understand the nature of the business and how everything operates,'' he said at his Matt Ryan Celebrity Am Classic at TPC Sugarloaf. ''At the same time, my focus has always been to just try to prepare myself to just play and let all the other stuff take care of itself. I'm not really too worried about it. My sole focus this offseason is to prepare myself, to work really hard and to try to give ourselves another chance like we had last year.'' Ryan led the Falcons to the NFC championship game last season - his fourth appearance in the playoffs in his five seasons. He...
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