Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing
—Jan 03, 2019 —
Giving quarterbacks big money doesn’t guarantee success or even playoff appearances.
The NFL’s six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta’s Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit’s Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and Oakland’s Derek Carr ($25 million) couldn’t lead their teams to the playoffs.
Only Cousins had a winning record (8-7-1), and he failed in a do-or-die game in the regular-season finale.