Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
This should come as absolutely no surprise. Atlanta's Matt Ryan has been selected as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.
Ryan, who started all season, threw for 3,440 yards and 16 touchdowns while leading the Falcons to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth. I get a lot of questions about awards and there are a lot of them out there, but this is the important one.
In many contracts, there are incentives for certain awards, but the language usually is very limited and specific. The Associated Press awards are usually the ones teams use when they include incentives.
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