The Falcons dropped some pretty fantastic news on Twitter, indicating that they have reached an agreement with kicker Matt Bryant on a contract extension.
It's not a refund, but we're getting Money back.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 25, 2015
Bryant is a fan favorite, he's incredibly reliable, and it's wonderful news that he will continue to be a Falcon. Reports had circulated that the team was working with Bryant's representatives to secure a deal, and it's great to have it done so early in the process.
Bryant has been very consistent, with a career field goal percentage of 88.6%. Bryant connected on 90.6% of his field goal attempts during the 2014 season. He earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition following his performance against the Saints in week one, which included a game-tying 51-yard field goal and a game-winning 52-yard field goal in overtime. Bryant also earned Special Teams Player of the Month honors in November after leading the league in field goals with 14 and field goal percentage, with zero misses throughout the entire month.
Please join us in celebrating Matt Bryant's contract extension.