Over the past few NFL seasons, solid quarterback play was a consistent quality that almost every playoff team possessed. If a team won the Super Bowl, its quarterback played at an elite level.
In today’s NFL, elite quarterbacks are receiving elite contracts. These contracts offer absurd amounts of guaranteed money. It has gotten to the point where some teams’ hands seem financially tied because they are paying their quarterback more than $20 million per season. That scenario does not seem to be favorable regarding an NFL team’s ultimate goal, which is hopefully building a Super Bowl contender.
Despite that, some contracts are worth the initial financial issues. It all depends on how a team is built and how good the quarterback of that particular team is. If that quarterback gives a team the best chance to win a Super Bowl, that team should invest their money and cap room accordingly.