“I think there's always a responsibility as a professional athlete to make sure that you're living up to your end of the contract,” he told “Off The Cuff”. “I've always put a lot of pressure on myself, and had high expectations for myself, regardless of what the contract was going to be. It's not something I think about when I'm training, or playing,” he said.
The $66 million contract Ryan signed in 2008 expires after the 2013 season. His first big purchase? An expensive bed, which he said he still uses.
Ryan said he’s very conscious of staying healthy enough to keep playing. “With all of the information, and all of the research that has been done in regards to concussions, you'd have to be more aware of the effects that it has on you long term. Because everybody's career is going to come to an endRead More »from Matt Ryan on Big Contracts and ‘Victory Vomit’