NFL Analyst Has Hilarious Reaction To Dak's Contract Demand

Dak Prescott reportedly wants to be paid $40 million annually, which NFL Network's Adam Rank found mildly amusing

August 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
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Dak Prescott reportedly wants to be paid $40 million annually, which NFL Network’s Adam Ranks finds mildly amusing.

“It’s pretty crazy. When I heard Dak was asking for $40 million, I’m like, ‘Is he asking for (himself and Ezekiel Elliott)? Is he going to share the wealth?’” Rank joked on Ferrall on the Bench. “It seems like the two of them are going to be tied for the rest of their careers, so perhaps he’s trying to get money for both of them.”

Nope. Prescott, 26, wants it all to himself – and has reportedly turned a contract offer worth $30 million annually.

“It does seem a little outlandish right now to think of Dak being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, but at the same time, you got to start somewhere in negotiations,” Rank said. “Perhaps he’s setting the bar a little bit too high for himself, but I think at some point, that’s going to tumble to around $34-, $35 million.”

Either way, Rank fully expects the Cowboys to break the QB bank for Prescott.

“For a small stretch of time – because this always happens – he will be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL,” Rank said, “and everybody will be like, ‘I can’t believe this. I can’t believe how much money this guy is making.’ Then the next round of quarterbacks will come through, get their money, and three years from now, Dak will be in the top 20 of quarterback salaries.”

Ezekiel Elliott, meanwhile, has continued his holdout. Rank said Zeke’s contract showdown is far more intriguing than Prescott’s – or even Melvin Gordon’s.

“The Chargers have a lot of talent all over the place,” Rank said. “The way the Cowboys have constructed their offense, it’s a three-man show. It’s three guys. It’s the Beastie Boys. You take one of them away, it’s a completely different band. I think Zeke is eventually going to have to get his money, too, but I think he’s jumping the line. Dak’s got to get set up, and then Zeke will probably get paid accordingly.”

Click below to listen to Rank’s interview in its entirety.