Anyone who has watched ESPN First Take knows that Skip Bayless has never been a fan of the Baltimore Ravens to the extent where he and Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs would through verbal jabs at each other on TV when Suggs is invited on the show from time to time. It's hilarious and the show itself is very entertaining I enjoy it personally.
However, after Flacco received his contract extension with the Ravens earlier this week, Bayless claimed that Flacco is the most overpaid quarterback in the NFL which I disagree with completely. Forget about the fact that this is a Ravens website. Let's look at things clearly. Right now, Flacco is the highest paid player in the NFL right now averaging 22.1 million dollars a season. That doesn't make Flacco the most overpaid quarterback in the NFL when you consider the other quarterbacks in the league who are getting paid and don't have the resume that Flacco has.
Lets take a look:
- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is going to make 18 million dollars in the next two seasons while never leading a single team to a winning record throughout his entire career.
- Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins just signed a 19 million dollar franchise tag in his first year as a starter while never winning a game against a team with a winning record.
- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is making 18 million dollars a season with one playoff appearance in his career and that was back in 2010.
- Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has a 100 million dollar contract while never leading the Dolphins to a postseason.
- Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has a 100 million dollar contract without leading a very talented Bengals team to a playoff victory over the course of his four seasons in the league.
- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who entered the league in the same year as Flacco (2008) only has one playoff win in eight seasons in the NFL. Matt Ryan originally made more money than Flacco in terms of guaranteed money before Flacco restructured his contract this week.