Dak Prescott desires to be the highest-paid quarterback within the NFL. That grand is evident from his most new contract question.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, who is coming into the closing 12 months of his contract and has been negotiating an extension with the club, has turned down a deal price $30 million per 12 months and is as a replacement making an strive for a contract price $40 million per 12 months, NFL Community’s Jane Slater reported Monday, per a supply knowledgeable of the talks.
If Prescott had been to stamp a deal price $40 million in annual average model (AAV), that would make him the league’s highest-paid QB in AAV by $5 million, around 14.3 p.c higher than the league-high $35M per 12 months that Russell Wilson is making on his contemporary deal, per Spotrac.
A $30M-per-12 months pact, within the meantime, would keep Prescott within the company of Matt Ryan (fifth in AAV).
How likely it is miles that Dallas would conform to make Prescott the league’s highest-paid QB and by this form of major margin is unknown, even though presumably miniscule. As Slater added, Prescott worrying $40M per 12 months is “negotiating and business” and that the eventual agreed-to number is likely closer to $34-35 million per 12 months.
Dak’s not-so-refined contract demands reach while the Cowboys are juggling three concurrent negotiations with their broad title quarterback (Prescott), running back (Ezekiel Elliott) and huge receiver (Amari Cooper). Prescott’s and Cooper’s offers are up on the discontinue of the 2019 season, while Elliott’s is residing to escape out following the 2020 campaign. Slater reported closing week that all three bear “generous” offers on the desk from Dallas, even though what’s perceived as “generous” at this level is a subject of level of view.
Whereas Prescott and Cooper bear attended Cowboys coaching camp in Oxnard, California all via their negotiations, Elliott has been keeping out and realizing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Prescott played one sequence in Dallas’ preseason opener.
The crew returns to Dallas following its second preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams in Hawaii on Aug. 17. It is anticipated upon the Cowboys’ return to Texas on Aug. 20 that these negotiations will warmth up.
Whether Prescott is price a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid quarterback within the NFL is the controversy in which the football world has been engaged since news of his talks with Dallas started. In three years because the beginning QB of “The United States’s Crew,” Prescott, along with Elliott and an all-world offensive line, has piloted Dallas to a 32-16 file, two playoff appearances and NFC East titles and one playoff victory. The 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year has accomplished 66.1 p.c of his passes, thrown 67 touchdowns to 25 picks and played in two Pro Bowls.
It will not be clear that Prescott is or will likely be a top-10 quarterback, but that will not be what’s at stake this summer and autumn. Whether he’ll change into amongst the terminate-paid quarterbacks and gamers this league has ever viewed and residing the marketplace for future QB extensions is.
Prescott believes he deserves a contract that displays all that and more. How Dallas proceeds following his most new outsize question will likely be telling.
Pay Dak his 40Mil and donâ€™t @ meâ€”
Dez Bryant (@DezBryant)
August 12, 2019