Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told reporters on Monday that he has offered to extend Jimmy Garappolo’s contract with the team, and he was told he was “not interested” in the offer.
The team released a statement on Monday saying they “have not made a formal offer to Jimmy Garajon or any other player.”
The Falcons’ statement went on to say that the team is “continuing to work with Jimmy and the rest of our front office to bring him to Atlanta.”
The team added that Garoppalo has had a “positive impact” on the team.
The franchise has won four Super Bowls and is in the midst of a five-year contract extension.
Dimitros’ comments came as Garoppolan continued to be hampered by a sprained MCL and a sore left knee, which were both sustained in Sunday’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Garoppello is currently sidelined by the sprained knee.
He has played in five games this season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Garappolan will not make the Falcons’ 53-man roster for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
Garapporo’s contract expires at the end of the season.
The Falcons released a second statement on Sunday saying that they would not extend the contract of quarterback Matt Ryan.
The statement read, “Our intention is to keep Matt Ryan and his teammates on the field.
That includes the team and the players.
That is our goal.
We are still evaluating Matt and looking at how he fits into our plans.
We look forward to bringing him back for our season opener in Jacksonville on Aug. 5.”
Falcons general partner Jimmy Gorman and Ryan were not immediately available for comment.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Falcons have not offered Garoppo a new contract.
The AJC reported that Atlanta has offered Garappola a new deal of up to $14 million per season for five years, but that the deal has yet to be finalized.