When it comes to quarterbacks in the NFL things are awfully fascinating on a financial level.
If you know you have the guy, you don’t care what it costs to keep him around. You literally cannot quantify how much a franchise quarterback is worth to an organization. It’s why we saw someone like Kirk Cousins (Kirk Cousins!) get a fully guaranteed contract this offseason.
About nine months from now when babies are being born they’ll come into a world where Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is eligible for a new deal.
Hopefully obviously Dallas will be coming off of winning Super Bowl LIII under the watchful eye of Tony Romo on CBS, but his successor will be looking to get paid.
We’ve talked before about how next offseason could be big for Dak, and it’s obvious that he knows this as well. Prescott officially switched agents to Todd France of CAA, and that means negotiations could get interesting next spring.
In another example of how important the 2018 season is for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, he is switching agents, leaving Jeff Guerriero of ProSource Sports for Todd France and the mega talent conglomerate known as Creative Artists Agency (CAA), per sources.
France has represented players like Demaryius Thomas, Marcel Darius, and Aqib Talib. He also represents Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald who has been very public about wanting to cash in this offseason. He’s going to make sure his guy gets paid. And just how much could he get paid?
Last month, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year, $150 million contract extension, with $100 million guaranteed, to lead top quarterback earners. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to top that soon.
Also remember, Jimmy Garoppolo got a five-year contract worth up to $137.5 million from the San Francisco 49ers. Though entering his fifth season, Garoppolo has started only seven games, far fewer than Prescott, who is 22-10 as a starter in two years.
As noted, if Dak leads the Cowboys to the land of prosperity in 2018 then it won’t matter. People will be lining up to pay whatever it costs to give him a “Cowboy for life” deal.
Things are going to be interesting. At least we have a whole season to decide exactly how interesting they will become.