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3. Dak Prescott in the crossroads
The year 2021 is about quarterback Dak Prescott. There’s simply no other way to put it. After signing a four-year contract worth $160 million, the NFL eyeballs are prepped to zoom in on the starting quarterback.
After suffering a gruesome injury last season that cut Prescott’s season short, the quarterback is working his way back. He turned 28 at the end of July. If anything, watching the Dallas Cowboys on HBO Hard Knocks should provide some fun insight into his recovery, which airs on August 10.
Prescott is in a particular position in his career. Now, more than ever, the quarterback must rise. No pressure. But let’s face it, Prescott is surrounded by top-tier talent. The great ones have overcome major, catastrophic injuries during their careers.
Drew Brees comes to mind. So does Tom Brady. We find ourselves in an interesting, and pivotal moment with Prescott. We find ourselves asking: Who is Dak Prescott and who will he become in 2021?
According to Spotac.com, Prescott will earn $75 million in cash for 2021. Let’s break this down. Under an 18-game schedule, the starting quarterback will earn $4,166,666.67 per game. If he plays all 72 quarters of football in the 2021 regular season, he’ll earn $1,041,666.67 per quarter of action.