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On June 22, 2017 Derek Carr was signed a 5-year $125m contract extension

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by rocyaice, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    .............Derek Carr was signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with $70 million in total guarantees which made him the highest paid player in the NFL.

    Did Derek Carr's agent come to the table and say his client was the best quarterback in the league and deserved to be the highest paid player in the league? Of course not. But they knew the power of inflation. They knew that the higher the salary cap got the higher the salary of quarterbacks would get.

    So where do you think that contract ranks just 2 years later?

    1. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: $35 million
    2. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger: $34 million
    3. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: $33.5 million
    4. Eagles QB Carson Wentz: $32 million
    5. Falcons QB Matt Ryan: $30 million
    6. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins: $28 million
    7. 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo: $27.5 million
    8. Lions QB Matthew Stafford: $27 millio
    9. Raiders QB Derek Carr: $25 million

    So in just TWO YEARS........Derek Carr went from being the highest paid quarterback in the league to #9. And actually with the Tom Brady extension he may actually be #10 if I'm not mistaken.

    So what's my point? I'm sure its obvious to many. Dak may sign a contract that makes him top 3 highest paid but with guys like Goff, Mariota, Winston, Mayfield, Allen, Darnold, etc. coming up in the next couple of years? That deal won't even be top 10 especially if you factor in the veterans who will need new deal coming up.
  2. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Been over this with the Dak trolls. They simply dont get it.
  3. TWOK11

    TWOK11 Well-Known Member

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    And I’d take Dak over at least 5 guys on that list right now, maybe 6 depending on which version of Matt Ryan shows up.
  4. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Yeah give me Dak over 4-9 on that list.
  5. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Either they don’t get it or just playing stupid. Not sure which it is.
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  6. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Thats what trolls do. Its both actually. The dont get it with the QB thing and they act stupid.
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  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    There are other reasons the objectors object
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  8. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

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    Couple of things. Derek Carr doesn’t deserve to be even the 10th highest paid QB, so that’s of no consolation. Also every qb on that list deserves to be ahead of him except possibly Garrapolo and his deal actually made the Garrapolo and Cousins deals possible.

    dak will rightfully be passed by mahomes and deshaun Watson, and Goff but beyond that there’s no one really due to push him down the list and make it more palatable.
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  9. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy GQ was the highest paid when he signed his deal last year and is 7th only a season later, and has only started 3 games since.
  10. ShortRound131

    ShortRound131 Well-Known Member

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    All I know is the numbers for these players are just getting ridiculous real quick. Imagine what Mahommes is going to get.
  11. Section446

    Section446 Well-Known Member

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    He's a top 15-20 QB, he should be paid like one.
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  12. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    2nd half SB Matt yes.
  13. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I think you're missing the point in general but, just for the sake of debate...

    Mahomes, Watson, Goff, Mayfield, Darnold, Newton, and Cousins are all eligible for extensions or expire after next season. They're all going to get a bigger contract than Dak regardless of what number he gets. That's not even counting guys like Jameis or Mariota, who will absolutely cash in if they have big years.
  14. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    I’m intrigued to the Mahomes deal once his time comes. That dude should be handed a blank check.
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  15. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    The major difference is that even though he’s fallen off since, Carr was actually considered to be a rising star by the NFL at the time he signed the deal. He had just finished third in the MVP voting despite having a season ending injury and had a 28 TD to only 6 INT season. He was #11 in the NFL top 100. Dak on the other hand is an afterthought in both Mike Sando’s annual poll of NFL coaches and executives and the NFL top 100. The NFL at large doesn’t think Dak is any good.
    Not to mention the lesson on display about handing out big contracts since Carr isn’t any good either...
  16. HappyOnions

    HappyOnions Datwin

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    No way. Matt Ryan played like an MVP last season. He is and always has been better than Dak.
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  17. JBond

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    Or we want a better QB.
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  18. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    So because another not good QB got overpaid, we should overpay our average QB even more?

    Yeah, makes total sense
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  19. jsb357

    jsb357 Well-Known Member

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    Yea and the raiders are at the bottom or near it.
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  20. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    Always has been?

    Matt Ryan actually went through a sophomore
    Slump very similar to the slump Dak went through.

    Ryan has been playing at MVP levels lately yes. But he also has 7 more years of experience than Dak. He has gotten better over his career.

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