Talks concerning Matt Ryan's contract extension have seemingly slowed down.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Wednesday said that while the team's negotiations with the quarterback's agent are ongoing, there's no timetable on finalizing a deal with the veteran.
"There's no time frame on it right now,'' Dimitroff told reporters at Georgia's pro day, via ESPN. "I think the biggest thing for [Ryan's representation], at one time, was probably waiting to see what was going on in the market. That's kind of come and gone now, right? So we'll continue to talk about how to get it finalized.''
Ryan, who turns 33 in May, is entering the final season of a five-year extension worth $103.75 million. He is set to earn $19.25 million in 2018 and count $21.65 million against the team's salary cap.
Despite being unable to reach an agreement before the start of free agency, Dimitroff is confident the Falcons will get the deal done soon.
"With agents, we're very mindful: We don't want to muddy the waters,'' Dimitroff said. "Ultimately ... [Ryan's] a team guy. There's no illegalities about talking to Matt Ryan — myself or Dan Quinn. Of course we've had a talk here or there about the future. But as far as getting involved and trying to push wedges into a negotiation, no, because we have a good working relationship with Tom Condon and CAA. So I'm not concerned about that.
"As far as the discussions with Matt, again Matt knows what this team is about and he knows what he can do for this team at a number of levels. He knows that he's right up against a third contract in the NFL, and those are big contracts and significant discussion points. And he's very aware of that. And he's aware of everyone on the team being aware of it. He doesn't want to be a distraction. That's him. Ultimately, he's a team guy through and through. Again, hopefully we can move through this and get this done.''
Ryan, a four-time Pro Bowl player and the 2016 NFL MVP, threw for 4,095 yards and 20 touchdowns last season while adding 428 yards and two scores in the postseason before the Falcons were eliminated by the Super Bowl 52 champion Eagles.