In terms of annual value, at least.
For those not aware, $40 million per year would make Prescott the NFL’S HIGHEST PAID QUARTERBACK IN TERMS OF ANNUAL VALUE. Russell Wilson currently ranks No. 1 overall at $35 million per year. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is fourth at $32 million per value
But you know what?
Dak deserves it!
He’s clutch. He wins big games. Look no further than that time he helped the Cowboys win the Super Bowl in February 2018. Here’s a picture of him celebrating after the game:
The haters will point out that Prescott doesn’t actually drive the Cowboys’ success. They’ll say it’s Ezekiel Elliott instead. That’s dumb, though, because Dallas clearly passes the ball more than they run. Just look at how they’ve ranked in passing play percentage since Prescott became the starter:
2016 — 32nd
2017 — 30th
2018 — 23rd
The losers will also pretend that Wentz is the better quarterback when it’s actually Prescott:
Tell your friends to continue beating this dead horse because apparently there are some Dak truthers out there. pic.twitter.com/GNQMy97Due— IgglesNest (@IgglesNest) May 9, 2019
If I’m the Eagles, I’d be terrified of the Cowboys paying Prescott and keeping him in the division for years to come. The reality is that $40 million is an underpay for Dak. The Cowboys should be giving him at least $50 million per year.