In the NFL, the quarterbacks make an insane amount of money in comparison to every other position. That’s mainly because of the value and the rarity of having a quality player under center.
After looking at his NFL career thus far and this past season, two big questions can be brought up now. The first is, what is Prescott worth? The second is, what can Dak get?
Those two questions are intertwined yet separate at the same time. You need to see where his value may be, and then factor in how much Jerry likes Dak and how much he would be willing to invest.
According to Spotrac, Prescott’s value is a five-year contract worth $165 million, which would be the most in NFL history. This will see him average $33 million per year, ranking fifth in the league. It would also mean he is making $1 million more than rival Carson Wentz per year.
Now, I think everyone knows just how highly Jerry Jones thinks of Dak. Jerry is looking at Dak as the future of the team and wants him locked in, much as he locked in teammates DeMarcus Lawrence and Zeke.
Prescott was already offered $30 million per season, but instead was asking for $40 million. This shows us two things. Dak wants more than $30 million, and he is shooting for the stars on this contract.
As soon as I heard about that demand, I had a good laugh. There is absolutely no way he is going to make $5 million more than star quarterback Russell Wilson, who currently leads the league. Sure, Dak is five years younger, but that is way too much.
I can; however, see Dak matching Wilson’s annual value at $35 million. Jerry would look at the contract being anywhere from five to seven years long.
I’m not sure how good Jerry would feel at having to sign Dak and Zeke in the same year again, or Lawrence and Dak at the same time. Then again, seven years is a long time and four years is some security, but I feel like Jerry would want more years, especially at that price.