Well, Ryan's most certainly displaying his commitment to the team.
The Falcons have restructured Ryan's contract to create $12 million in salary cap space ahead of the start of the new league year on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday evening.
Ryan, who was due $23.75 million in cash in 2022 according to Rapoport, previously had a cap number of $48,662,500.
As of Friday, per Over the Cap, the Falcons were $4.2 million under the salary cap, but $1.7 million over in effective cap space.
The 37-year-old Ryan has two seasons remaining on his current contract and is heading into his 15th NFL season -- all with the Falcons. A four-time Pro Bowler and former AP NFL Most Valuable Player, Ryan completed 375 of 560 passes (67%) for 3,968 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2021, which saw Atlanta go 7-10.