Eagles' fans laugh at Dak Prescott's contract request

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By SportsRadio 94WIP

One of the many reasons the Eagles signed quarterback Carson Wentz to a contract extension almost as soon as they could this offseason was to get ahead of the quarterback market. 

Reports like this one are exactly why.

According to an NFL Network report, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is seeking a deal worth $40 million a year, and has turned down offers worth an average of $30 million. It isn’t clear how many years or guaranteed money the initial offers from the Cowboys included, but they were apparently not enough for Prescott to accept. 

To put Prescott’s request in perspective, no quarterback in the NFL has an average of over $35 million on their current contract, and only six have an average of over $30 million — including Wentz’s average of $32 million. 

Needless to say, Eagles' fans had a good laugh at Prescott's request:

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— Peter Froelich (@peter_froelich) August 12, 2019

That's not enough for Dak. He should really be paid $40 a year.

— So Good it Ertz (@mo__con) August 12, 2019

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— Sean -- (FOOTBALL SZN) (@SMGPhilly) August 12, 2019

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— ً (@J_JAS_S) August 12, 2019

While Prescott’s request is being laughed at, he does have an argument to be paid as one of the top in the league at his position, considering he has led the Cowboys to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons and has a career record of 32-16. Considering the way quarterback salaries are exploding across the league, Prescott is right to ask for a very high number. 

Prescott’s contract negotiations playing out in the media, however, and during training camp has to make the Eagles even happier than they got their quarterback locked up earlier this offseason — and did it without any reports going back-and-forth. 

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