Matt Ryan has signed a 72 million dollar contract with 35 million of it being guaranteed. Largest contract ever for a rookie. From ESPN.com. What in the world is wrong with Arthur Blank? He's a disgrace to owners out there. Long signed a contract that was almost 20 million dollars smaller. I didn't even think that Matt Ryan was worth the third pick in the NFL but I most certainly do not think he's worthy of a 72 million dollar contract. Blank seems to think that people will come to the games if they have a new face at QB. I don't agree. Football fans in Atlanta are not as dumb as most think. If he had selected Glenn Dorsey... now he could have sold a whole bunch of tickets. Everyone in SEC country loves him. I'd opt out of the CBA if I were an owner too. I get where they're coming from. Nutty. Not really because I don't understand the CBA but the point remains that nutty contracts would make me opt out for a guy who hasn't played a down in the NFL.