Russell Wilson’s new contract makes him the highest paid player in NFL history. Will this affect negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott?
Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott is heading into the final season of his rookie contract. According to multiple reports, the Cowboys are looking to negotiate a contract this offseason ahead of his contract ending.
It is expected that Prescott will receive an extremely lucrative contract after leading Dallas to a 32-16 record through his first three seasons, including two division titles resulting in playoff berths as well as two Pro Bowl appearances.
The Seattle Seahawks and their Super Bowl Champion quarterback Russell Wilson just agreed to a brand new, record-breaking contract. This new contract is worth $140 million over four years, including a $65 million signing bonus. Wilson now has the largest contract in NFL history based on average annual value.
Although most fans would like Dak Prescott to take a team-friendly deal, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it very clear that Prescott will get the money he is worth. Although he has not won a Super Bowl like Wilson, Dak still can demand a major payday.
In today’s NFL market, starting quarterbacks outside of their rookie deals earn anywhere between $20 million and $35 million per year. Although it is doubtful the Cowboys can negotiate a deal as cheap as $20 million per season, Wilson’s new contract has raised the ceiling. Prior to this new deal, Aaron Rodgers had the highest average annual salary, at $33.5 million per year.
It is difficult to say how much Russell Wilson’s new contract will affect negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott. If Prescott were to get paid somewhere near $28 million per season, he would have a top-five quarterback contract in the NFL in terms of average annual salary. The question becomes whether he is worth getting paid like a top-five quarterback.
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