Matt Ryan is not consumed with thinking about his next contract following Derek Carr's five-year, $125 million deal. Matthew Stafford, who is good friends with Ryan, could become the NFL's next highest paid player.
"That's just kind of the nature of the business," said Ryan. "Those guys have all played really well. Derek signed a new contract this offseason, and he's played great. Matthew Stafford's is coming up, and he deserves it. He's played really, really well and competed so hard throughout his career.
"That's just the business side of it. I'm never worried too much about that. I've always tried to let the business people handle the business and for me, just try and take care of what I can control, and that's playing good and preparing the right way. And I've always felt like if you do that, the business side of it will take care of itself. But certainly, those guys are deserving of what's coming their way."
Ryan still has two seasons and $35 million remaining on his five-year, $103.75 million extension. The deal included $59 million in guaranteed money.