Dak Prescott wants the money!
And a lot of it.
According to Michael Lombardi of the Athletic, Prescott turned down an extension that was worth $30 million annually, which would’ve made him a top 7 paid quarterback in terms of AAS.
If Dak Prescott has turned down an offer in the 30 million per year range, which is what I am hearing, then he is nuts. Not a top-five quarterback
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) August 11, 2019
Jane Slater of the NFL Network is reporting that Prescott wants up to $40 million per year. Prescott isn’t going to get $40 million per year, this is all leverage tactics, he just wants his piece of the pie after observing the lucrative contracts the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz received during the offseason.
I can confirm reports that QB Dak Prescott has, in fact, turned down 30M a year offer and is instead seeking 40M a year per source informed. #Cowboys
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019
Wilson reset the quarterback market in April after inking a four-year, $140 million extension with $107 million guaranteed, while the Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz received a four-year, $128 million extension with $107.87 guaranteed. Wilson is earning an average annual salary of $35 million, tied with Tom Brady for the No. 1 spot in terms of AAS. Wentz, meanwhile, makes an AAS of $32 million, which is fifth.
Wentz’s AAS is probably the number Prescott is looking at exceeding in his negotiations for that new pact. He’s definitely not going to get the ridiculous $40 million that he requested, that honor will go to Patrick Mahomes, and I don’t think he gets the $35 million that Wilson got either. I do, however, see the $32 million that Wentz received as being a realistic number for Prescott. Rivalry, ego, pettiness, might lead to Prescott getting slightly more.
Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper all want to get paid, who is going to get their deal done first in Big D?