The problem with today's NFL is the QB position in general in regards to contracts, and Dak Prescott himself.
The QB salary scale has been skewed for a long time, so that's not Daks fault, but the reality is Dak is a medium level QB.
He doesnt deserve that kind of money. I dont understand why teams dont start trying to reverse the trend of paying guys like Tannehil a kings ransom.
Yup. And do you think when the time comes to pay the Jameis Winston's and Andy Dalton's they wont get paid? THAT's the problem. Because the NFL demands at minimum mediocre QB play for top dollar.He was behind more than just those 8 HOF QB's. He is also behind Jameis Winston & Andy Dalton, barely ahead of stars such as Flacco and even fucking Nick Mullens.
He should take 25m per year and be thankful that he plays at a competent level at the most in demand position.
This I agree with 100%. You're preaching to the choir. BUT, Dak did hold the line while Zeke was being an idiot. Gotta give him that.That's the problem. People put too much stock in mediocre QBs just..because.
Obviously it's difficult to win consistently with poor QB play, but it's also difficult to win with an abysmal defensive back end. It's difficult to win when you cant salt away games because you arent able to run the football.
QB is important, but imagine how fucking terrible Dallas would have been without Zeke the last 3 years? Yea he missed time and Dak held steady for the most part, but A LOT of the Cowboys success during Daks tenure was fueled by Elliot.
Elliot obviously feels the same. Dak doesnt have to play the hold out game because QBs get paid. Again, part of the problem.
If you want to be realistic, A Dak Prescott type player should be making about 20 million a year. The next tier of guys, ala Roethlisberger, Rivers etc should get 27 or so, and the top tier Brees Brady etc should be making over 30.
Rookie contracts are the way the are for a reason. Remember Sam Bradford's contract?
It would be retarded to pay Andy Dalton & Jameis Winston $30m a year.Yup. And do you think when the time comes to pay the Jameis Winston's and Andy Dalton's they wont get paid? THAT's the problem. Because the NFL demands at minimum mediocre QB play for top dollar.
That line of demarcation for mediocre to meh is VERY fine no doubt. You're talking percentage points.
Cincy I give you that. They just can't figure shit out at all, and will be willing (more than likely) to start over. But lets say they even play"OK"...they will get their money. Here's the thing with Cincy. Anyone out there make you better that will be a FA or coming outta college? Outside of Tom Brady who will be a free agent BTW after this year. (Just for shits and giggles). Cincy just doesn't give a fuck, so you're right. They probably won't pay him and snag a scrub off the heap.Brahma I was completely with you for a little bit of your post above when you said if you don't have that medium QB your team has zero chance...because that is 100% correct. Everything else after it comparing Dak to others I disagree with quite a bit, and outright think you're crazy if you think Dalton or Winston get that kind of money. Those two are literally playing for their "starter" status this year, although Winston's fantasy numbers always look better than his overall stuff. Having Arians as his coach with the weapons that team has might bail him out.