Atlanta Falcons GM Dimitroff Rewarded With Contract Extension

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and the Atlanta Falcons have reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal, according to ESPN .

Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith came to the Falcons together in 2008, following the whole Michael Vick dog-fighting episode. Smith also signed a similar extension this off-season.

Together, they have done a remarkable job helping a franchise that looked like it was going to be in shambles for a while. Since they joining the organization, the team has had a winning record every season, the first time that’s happened in franchise history.

Dimitroff has made some great draft picks and signings, such as quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner .

Under the guidance of Mike Smith, the Falcons finished with an NFC-best record of 13-3, but fell in the Divisional Playoffs to eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.

“First, I would like to thank Mr. Blank for the confidence and support he has shown in me and in Coach Smith over the past three seasons,” Dimitroff said in the statement announcing his extension. “I look forward to working with Smitty and his coaching staff as we continue our journey of bringing NFL championship caliber football to Falcons fans and to the city of Atlanta.”

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