2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part nine)

So after analyzing all the elite QBs as well, there are still guys that haven’t been named. Some of them are just bad starting QBs that are getting lower salaries such as Kevin Kolb and Brandon Weeden. Then there are other guys who are young in their careers and are growing, but still have low salaries such as Andy Dalton, Ryan Tannehill, and Jake Locker. And then there are starting QBs who have great deals … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part eight)

Now come the elite QBs that are getting a ton of money. These guys are getting ridiculous amounts of money, but they’ve deserved it over the years. The first guy is Peyton Manning. Some people questioned whether he was still worth a lot after having neck surgery, but he definitely proved that last year. He will make $25 million in cash with a $17.5 million cap hit, but honestly, he’s probably worth that. He has … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part seven)

Now comes one of the most controversial topics in the NFL when dealing with contracts. Did Joe Flacco really deserve his contract? I mean, this is a guy who’s won a playoff game in all five of his seasons with the team, and he just won a Super Bowl with the Ravens last year. That sounds like a guy that deserves a big contract, right? Well…maybe not. When he signed his deal, it made him … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part six)

This next guy may not be making an insane amount of money overall, but it’s insane for what he’s worth. His name is Sam Bradford. Sure, this guy was a standout in college, but that doesn’t mean he automatically deserves big money in the NFL. In three seasons as a starter, he has a record of 15-26-1, which is pretty bad. He had an okay season last year if you measure a QB based on … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part five)

Matthew Stafford is another player that comes to mind, except he’s even lower than these guys in the level that they deserve their contracts. First of all, the team has only had one winning season in the four years that he’s been on the team. Yes, he doesn’t deserve all of the blame considering he was out for a bunch of games during that time, but that just brings up another point. He missed 19 … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part four)

Matt Schaub is one of the better QBs in the league, especially while he’s been with the Texans. He has passed for over 4,000 yards in all three seasons where he’s started all 16 games, but he tends to get injured a lot. He’s been a key part of the Texans offense and the early stages of their franchise, but he still falls into the exact same category as many other starting QBs in the … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part three)

Now, a quarterback can be judged in many ways, and for him to be considered elite, he has to have it all. Quarterbacks need to have the stats to back it up such as a lot of passing yards and TDs while minimizing the turnovers. If they have a ton of great stats and they can’t lead their team to wins though, then the QB can’t be elite. If he can lead his team to … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part two)

Going over to the GM’s side of the deal, he’s mainly interested in making sure the new contract doesn’t kill the cap or break the bank. Some players could be making double digit millions in actual money, but only have a fraction of that count against the cap because of various rules and details in the contract. With contracts becoming so lucrative and descriptive nowadays, it’s getting harder for the public to see how much … Continue reading

2013: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part one)

This is a part of a series that will analyze NFL contracts at the quarterback position. It seems that every time another quarterback gets a new contract or some sort of extension, the idea is to beat out the last person’s deal and have something included in the contract that screams “first time ever” or “biggest in NFL history.” These deals will only continue too as long as the salary cap goes up. But regarding … Continue reading

NFL shakes up Pro Bowl

It was obvious that something needed to change with the NFL Pro Bowl, but nobody really knew how they would change it. Some people wanted the league to scrap the game completely because of its poor ratings and lack of enthusiasm from the fans, but that is not at all what they chose to do. I personally think the game is quite boring nowadays because of the fact that so many players choose not to … Continue reading