Falcons Extend Smith, Dimitroff, McKay

The extensions reiterate Arthur Blank's support in Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff. (Paul Abell)

The extensions reiterate Arthur Blank’s support in Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff. (Paul Abell)

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.

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