Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
Essentially what happened with Schaub is that the list factors in any bonuses received as a one year hit - even though it may be related to a long term deal. Not surprisingly, other than Schaub, the only non-rookie starting QB's who got new contracts in 2012 were Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees - the two QB's ahead of him on this list. Subsequent to the 2012 season, Rodgers, Brady, Romo, and Flacco received signing bonuses that ranged from $11.5 Million to $19.5 Million more than Schaub received. The possibility still exists that Matt Ryan could be added to that list too.
This is a one year only glimpse at things, and as such is at best limited, and at worst misleading if you take it at face value and don't try to dig a little to understand it better.
I have to agree. The $17 million signing bonus completely skews what Schaub's real annual salary will be, and he probably won't be on this list ever again. Unless of course he signs another contract with another big signing bonus.