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Matt Ryan has 4th highest QB salary cap number

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck was paid like he already won a Super Bowl or two by the Colts when they signed him to a six-year extension for $139.1 million.

While he has the highest average per year of quarterbacks at $24.5 million, his salary cap number for 2016 is the 13th highest in the league at $18.4.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has the fourth-highest salary cap number for 2016 at $23.5 million.

Here’s the top 10 quarterback salary cap numbers for 2016:

Drew Brees  $30

Eli Manning  $24.2

Ben Roethlisberger  $23.9

Matt Ryan $23.5

Joe Flacco $22.55

Matthew Stafford $22.5

Philip Rivers $21

Tony Romo $20.8

Kirk Cousins $19.9

Cam Newton $19.5

90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Wide Receivers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Offensive linemen

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

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PROJECT PASS RUSH

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How does drafting Keanu Neal help the pass rush?

DL line coach Bryan Cox: Hageman needs to improve his play

LB coach Jeff Ulbrich: ‘Cream will rise’ at linebacker for Falcons

Defensive coordinator Richard Smith pleased with early progress of the defense

Falcons still have a spot for DT Jonathan Babineaux

Dwight Freeney 95 percent certain that he will play in 2016

Falcons working 80 percent of time on pass rush

Weatherspoon on Freeney: ‘He still has it’

FALCONS’ OFFSEASON SPOTLIGHTS

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: OG Wes Schweizter, sixth round pick

Falcons offseason spotlight: LB De’Vondre Campbell, fourth round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: TE Austin Hooper, third round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: LB Deion Jones, second round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: SS Keanu Neal, first round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DE/SLB Vic Beasley

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DT Grady Jarrett

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: FS Robenson Therezie

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: CB Jalen Collins

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: RB Tevin Coleman

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: WR Justin Hardy


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