.............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.