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Report: Dak Prescott is seeking to become the NFL’s highest paid quarterback

In terms of annual value, at least.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has turned down a $30 million per year offer from Dallas as he seeks a contract worth $40 million per year, according to a report from NFL Network’s Jane Slater.

For those not aware, $40 million per year would make Prescott the NFL’S HIGHEST PAID QUARTERBACK IN TERMS OF ANNUAL VALUE. Russell Wilson currently ranks No. 1 overall at $35 million per year. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is fourth at $32 million per value

Slater followed up her report by noting that Prescott’s annual value will likely come in closer around $34 to $35 million instead of that $40 million figure.

But you know what?

Dak deserves it!

He’s clutch. He wins big games. Look no further than that time he helped the Cowboys win the Super Bowl in February 2018. Here’s a picture of him celebrating after the game:

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The haters will point out that Prescott doesn’t actually drive the Cowboys’ success. They’ll say it’s Ezekiel Elliott instead. That’s dumb, though, because Dallas clearly passes the ball more than they run. Just look at how they’ve ranked in passing play percentage since Prescott became the starter:

2016 — 32nd

2017 — 30th

2018 — 23rd

The losers will also pretend that Wentz is the better quarterback when it’s actually Prescott:

If I’m the Eagles, I’d be terrified of the Cowboys paying Prescott and keeping him in the division for years to come. The reality is that $40 million is an underpay for Dak. The Cowboys should be giving him at least $50 million per year.

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