The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a five-year contract extension with right tackle Ryan Schraeder on Monday, November 21st.
The Atlanta Falcons signed right tackle Ryan Schrader to a five-year contract extension on Monday. Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com first reported the deal, which is worth a maximum value of $33 million, which includes $12.5 million guaranteed over the first two years, and $19.1 million in base salary over the first three years. This season, he was under contract after signing a restricted free-agent tender worth $2,553,000.
Ryan Schraeder was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Valdosta State, where he was selected to the first team All-America team three times in the only three years he played. Additionally, he was selected to the first team All-Region by Daktronics and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.
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In his four years with the Falcons, Schraeder has played 52 games with 40 starts. Over the last two seasons, he’s started every single game. Last season, he was named to Pro Football Focus’ All-NFL First Team. He’s maintained outstanding performance this year, and through 10 games this season has been ranked Pro Football Focus’ 14th overall tackle, as well as their fifth ranked right tackle.
"“The toughness that he plays with, we totally rely on him both in the run game and the pass game,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said of Schraeder. “The development that he’s done over the last three years really set the stage for himself to be here for an extended time. Congrats to him. We’re so pumped that he’s going to be a part of it for a long time.”"
Ryan Schraeder has played a big part in the Falcons’ success this season, currently 6-4 and first in the NFC South. Schraeder‘s contract extension further proof that the Atlanta Falcons recognize that the right tackle has played an imperative role in an offensive line that is currently averaging a franchise record 416.6 yards per game and 32 points per game.