Per Spotrac, the game’s highest-paid player, in terms of contract value, is Derek Carr. The Oakland Raiders quarterback recently signed a five-year, $125 million contract. Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is second with a contract valued at $122.97 million. The highest paid non-quarterback is Denver Broncos’ linebacker Von Miller ($114.5 million).
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons ($71.256 million) is the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver.
If this does become a long-term problem problem for the Ravens, a team desperate to move past its two-year playoff drought, they’ll need to find a viable starting quarterback to replace Flacco. You should know where I’m going with this.
Head coach John Harbaugh has talked publicly about Colin Kaepernick before.
“I absolutely think he’s going to get signed,” Harbaugh said at the NFL owners meetings in March. “He’ll probably be starting somewhere next year at some point in time during the season.”
Do Ravens fans want Colin Kaepernick?
With an injury to Joe Flacco, the Kap question turns to Baltimore.
For three years, this was an ace draft pick. Cooks fit right into the Saints high-flying offense, emerging as a big-play threat for Drew Brees. However, Cooks began expressing frustration at his role in 2016, as rookie Michael Thomas supplanted him as the new No. 1 receiver. Evidently this was enough for the Saints to cash in on Cooks’ value, sending him to the New England Patriots for a first- and third-round pick.