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Paying Dak Prescott might mean Dallas is all in on ‘maybe’

Much like the Roman Empire’s Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD), the quarterback market is a realm of constant change. It’s a realm where, one moment, a quarterback is ruling and sitting on the throne, only to be replaced by a new ruler a few months later.

On May 5, 2023, Lamar Jackson put the Baltimore Ravens’ feet to the fire, looking for a record-setting contract. It took time, but eventually, both parties agreed on a five-year, $260 million deal. Jackson’s yearly average would be around $52 million, which was the highest of any quarterback deal.