Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2008 NFL Draft, Matt Ryan is a quarterback who has so far played 11 seasons in the NFL, all with the aforementioned franchise. Ryan's best season as a player came in 2016 where he was not only named the regular season MVP, but also led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI, the same one they so infamously lost after having led 28-3 against the New England Patriots. The Boston College alumnus showed signs of footballing genius in his rookie year itself when he led the Falcons to a 11-5 record, claiming the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award too.
A four-time Pro Bowler, Matt Ryan made it to the All-Pro First Team in addition to leading the NFL passer rating charts during the 2016 Super Bowl season. He currently has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Matt Ryan Salary
In May 2018, Matt Ryan signed a 5-year $150 million extension with the Falcons which made him the then highest paid player in the history of the NFL. He is the first player ever to average a $30 million salary. He was surpassed only months later when Aaron Rodgers signed a 4-year $134 million extension with the Green Bay Packers.
Ryan's new contract included a signing bonus of $46.5 million, half of which was paid to him in 2018 itself in addition to a base salary of $6 million which saw the quarterback earn a total of $29.25 million in salaries alone in 2018. He is slated to make close to $45 million in salaries in 2019.
Matt Ryan Endorsements
Ryan hasn't always had a plethora of brands vying for his signature. But in 2016 he raised his stock by winning the regular season MVP award as well as leading the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl. As a result, he ended up signing endorsement deals with a host of companies such as Panini, IBM, Delta Airlines, Gatorade, Nike, Banana Republic, and Mercedes-Benz.
Matt Ryan Charity Work
A role model for children, Matt Ryan often collaborates with the Make-A-Wish Foundation under the 'Meet Matt Ryan' series of wishes. In addition to this, he hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The event raises close to $300,000 in funds every year. He has also made considerable donations to the American Cancer Society over the years.
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player, Endorsements|
|Salary||$30 million per year|
|Endorsement earnings||$5 million per year|
|Brands endorsed||Panini, IBM, Delta Airlines, Gatorade, Nike, Banana Republic, Mercedes-Benz|
|Marital status||Married to Sarah Marshall|
|Charities supported||Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, American Cancer Society|
Updated on 12 March 2019