Atlanta Falcons Left Tackle Jake Matthews Gets 5-Year Extension
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract extension with left tackle Jake Matthews.
The 26-year-old Matthews was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 draft. He has started in each of his 63 games while serving the key role of protecting quarterback Matt Ryan.
The deal on Friday is through the 2023 season and comes one day after the team agreed on a contract "adjustment" with wide receiver Julio Jones.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the agreement with Jones enabled the team to continue efforts to reach new deals with Matthews, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, and safety Ricardo Allen.
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