The Atlanta Falcons have extended the contracts of head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and CEO Rich McKay.
Smith and Dimitroff both received one-year extensions, and McKay received a four-year extension that keeps him with the team until 2019.
Smith’s contract was up after 2014. This extension gives him a chance to quickly turn the Falcons around from last season’s 4-12 campaign. Both owner Arthur Blank and Dimitroff stood behind Smith, and the extension is a (sort of) reflection of that.
Granted, if the Falcons turn in another dismal season, the Falcons head coach who has led the team to a 60-36 record over the past six seasons could be shown the door.