You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek Carr have all cashed the richest paychecks the league has ever seen. Their reigns atop the NFL’s salary pyramid never lasted long, however. Each year sees a new spate of megadeals that reward franchise quarterbacks while redefining the cost of competent-to-stellar passing. In 2011, the NFL’s top salaries belonged to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady at $18 million each. Just eight years later, the league’s most valuable annual paycheck belongs to Russell Wilson at $35 million. The NFL’s biggest overall contract is Matt Ryan’s $150 million deal. Both are worthy recipients, but they’re likely to see their titles usurped in short order. Four years from now will represent the 2019’s crop of rookie … [Read more...] about Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett peers into his crystal ball to predict who the Detroit Lions will select with the No. 8 pick in the 2019 NFL draft: 1-Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – A change up top as rumors continue to run rampant that the Cardinals will take Murray and deal last year’s first-round pick, Josh Rosen. [ Carlos: Why Lions should draft Kyler Murray in NFL draft ] 2-San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State – The 49ers traded for Dee Ford, but he’s essentially on a one-year deal. Bosa is too good to pass up at No. 2. 3-New York Jets: OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky – Anthony Barr bailed on the Jets to return to Minnesota, so New York turns to Allen to fill its pass-rush void. 4-Oakland Raiders: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State – Sweat was reportedly flagged for a heart condition at the combine, but the Raiders took Mo Hurst last season and … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions nab defensive star in NFL mock draft 2.0
The Seahawks signal-caller wants to be the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history by Will Brinson @WillBrinson Mar 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm ET • 3 min read There is a substantial amount of speculation swirling around Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, with the former Super Bowl winner heading into the final year of his contract. Not enough people are talking about this -- 75 percent of quarterbacks going into the final year of their deal with no serious buzz about a new contract would generate fanbase and media meltdowns. Everyone's just sort of bobbing along when it comes to Russell. Fortunately we've got Jimmy Fallon on the case! The "Tonight Show" host had Wilson on this week and spent most of the interview asking Wilson about playing for the Giants and the rumors surrounding the Giants trading for him. Russell demurred, as you would expect, although he didn't totally close the door.The former SNL star also asked Wilson about getting … [Read more...] about Russell Wilson says there’s ‘great potential’ he’ll become highest-paid QB in NFL history on next deal
Dave DeLuca @bydavedeluca Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET The heart of 2019 NFL free agency starts March 11, when teams can begin meeting and negotiating with representatives of free agents. But it really begins, in earnest, Tuesday, when the window opens for teams to use franchise or transitional tags on players in 2019. Top 2019 NFL free agents like Demarcus Lawrence and Jadeveon Clowney could be candidates for their teams' respective franchise tags. Lawrence, however, was franchise-tagged by the Cowboys last year, which impacts his odds of being tagged again in 2019. Last year, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell sat out the season after he was tagged for a second straight year. While the 27-year-old is unlikely to be franchise tagged for a third consecutive season, the transition tag is a viable option for Pittsburgh. NFL FREE AGENCY … [Read more...] about How does franchise tag work in NFL?