Following the firing of Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff on Sunday, Arthur Blank failed to issue long-term support for Matt Ryan as the face of the Atlanta Falcons.
"I love Matt, much like I love Dan, I love Thomas," Arthur Blank said. "Matt's been a franchise leader for us, great quarterback; one of the leading quarterbacks in the last 13 years in the NFL. I hope he's going to be part of our plans going forward. But that will be a decision that I won't make.
"Matt has the ability to play at a very high level, even at this age. Whether that's going to continue or not, I'm not sure. I appreciate his willingness to consider doing that and the level at what he's played for us for 13 years, which has been incredible. So we'll have to see. But then again, that's going to be a decision, at the end of the day, that part of it will be up to the player; part of it will be up to the coaching staff. And whether or not Matt can keep himself together. God willing, he'll be able to do that and play at the level that he's capable of playing at."
Ryan, who signed a five-year, $150 million extension in May 2018 that included $100 million guaranteed, has three years and $74.75 million left on his deal.