Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (2014)

Every year that passes proves that the game of American football is becoming more and more of a quarterback’s game. They have always been the clear leader on the offense (and sometimes the whole team), but quarterbacks have become more and more important to a team’s success and production. Teams are recognizing that and paying their quarterbacks accordingly though. The point is, it’s getting out of control. This is my second annual installment of the … Continue reading

2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part six)

There’s also a small list of starters in this group who are getting underpaid for their performance. And when I say small list, I mean it’s just one person: Colin Kaepernick. The genius thing about his contract is that he will probably never be overpaid in his career. He just signed a new contract this offseason for $114 million. My first reaction was that that was absolutely ridiculous. But then I looked at the details … Continue reading

2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part five)

Ryan Tannehill is going to be the starting QB in Miami, yet he’s not the highest paid QB on the roster this year; it’s Matt Moore. Tannehill is still on his rookie contract, and Moore is going into this season with a $5.5 million cap hit. And he’s a backup. Last year he played just a small portion of one game and managed to throw two picks and fumble. That’s atrocious. He’s only had one … Continue reading

2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part four)

Joe Flacco is one of the most consistent QBs in the league. He’s never missed a game in his career and has almost always thrown between 3,600 and 3,900 yards in a season. He throws an average of 20 TDs per season and, until last year, about 11 picks per season. Consistency is usually good because you know what’s expected. He has an excellent playoff record and has already won a Super Bowl ring. But … Continue reading

2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part three)

Now, let’s start looking at some individual players to determine whether or not they deserve their contract. I think the best example to start with is Jay Cutler, QB for the Bears. Cutler’s cap hit and cash earnings more than doubled from the year before. He has the highest cap hit among QBs in the league at $22.5 million. This honestly doesn’t make any sense at all. Once again, Cutler was unable to finish a … Continue reading

2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part two)

As I mentioned last year, there are four main ways to judge a QB (in my opinion): stats, regular season wins, postseason wins, and Super Bowl rings. Some players have one or more of these categories, and some have none. Some guys have all of them. If a player has all of them, then he basically deserves the maximum amount of money because he’s an elite QB. If a QB doesn’t have any of them, … Continue reading

2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part one)

Every year that passes proves that the game of American football is becoming more and more of a quarterback’s game. They have always been the clear leader on the offense (and sometimes the whole team), but quarterbacks have become more and more important to a team’s success and production. Teams are recognizing that and paying their quarterbacks accordingly though. The point is, it’s getting out of control. This is my second annual installment of the … Continue reading

Seahawks embarrass Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

As long as I’ve been watching the Super Bowl, I have never seen one this lopsided and surprising. The last one I remember being this much of a blowout was when the Ravens beat the Giants for their first in franchise history, but that was over a decade ago. And this game was even more of a rout, with the Seahawks managing a 35 point victory by a score of 43-8. This game proved one … Continue reading

Super Bowl XLVIII prediction: Broncos vs. Seahawks

Ah, where to begin. The Super Bowl is the culmination of 20 weeks of NFL football, some teams playing only 16, but the lucky ones playing in more. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks are the last two standing, and I can’t say I’m too surprised by this one. While it’s actually rare to have both #1 seeds in the Super Bowl, these two teams were just too dominant not to keep winning. This … Continue reading

Foles wins Pro Bowl MVP, but not enough to lead team to win

About two hours before the game was supposed to start, I had absolutely no intention of watching any of it. Then my inner football-loving self told me “hey, it’s a football game. How bad could it be?” Even Al Michaels admitted last night on live TV how bad last year’s game was, and I didn’t think the rule changes would make this year’s any better. Hall of Famer captains? Really? Well, it somehow avoided disaster … Continue reading