Atlanta Falcons tight end Dez Berry is having a terrific season, and it looks like his football career is about to get a lot more exciting.
As we reported on Thursday, the Falcons have signed Bryant to a three-year contract worth $40 million, and he will earn $12 million guaranteed, per Spotrac.
This means that Berry will make $16 million in guaranteed money this season.
That is a lot of money for an NFL tight end, and Bryant was certainly a surprise commodity when he signed with the Falcons last March.
He was a fourth-round pick out of Florida State who went on to have one of the best seasons of his career with the Panthers in 2017.
Bryant caught 84 passes for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, averaging 4.5 yards per catch.
The Atlanta offense also rushed for a league-high 1,958 yards, so Bryant is an excellent weapon for the Falcons.
The Falcons also signed tight end Tyler Kroft to a two-year, $3.75 million deal this offseason, so the duo will earn more than $7 million in incentives.
Kroft is also in line to earn more guaranteed money than Bryant this season as well, as the Falcons expect him to be a major factor on the ground this year.
Brett Hundley is still out for the season, but he did make a return to action on Thursday.
Hundleys injury ended his season prematurely, and the team is looking to get him back on the field soon.
Hundyley played in nine games for the 49ers this season and had two catches for 25 yards.
He will likely earn more money than Hundles guaranteed money, but that is something the Falcons can afford.
The Atlanta offense was very impressive this year, but Bryant is likely the key to their success.
He should be a big part of their offense for years to come.