Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Going by salary, Schaub is 7th in average money over the length of the remaining contract. Going by guaranteed money at the time of signing, Matt is 12th. Not too bad considering we all think he's in the 2nd/3rd tier of starting QBs. He's only slightly ahead of guys like Romo, Sanchez, Big Ben and Bradford. I think putting it in this perspective, it looks like a fair deal based on his proven capability. Maybe a little high due to his injury risk, but still a fair amount for a franchise QB.
Nice post - thanks for the info.
Sometime before the start of next season, Joe Flacco will sign a contract that will push Matt further down the list of highest paid QB's. Not too long after that, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Tony Romo, and Jay Cutler will likely do the same.