From a quarterback perspective, the 2020 NFL draft could go down as one of the greatest of all time. Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts each got paid massive deals this offseason in excess of $250 million. In fact, at the time each of the three signed, they each became the highest-paid players in the history of the league.
So, at this point, Jordan Love and Tua Tagovailoa are the two other notable quarterbacks from the class, yet neither has signed a new deal. Love is in his first year as a starter and the Packers will continue to assess him throughout the 2023 season to see just how wide they should open their wallets for the former Utah State gunslinger.
Tagovailoa, on the other hand, is where it gets a bit trickier. Some would argue he has as much pressure on his shoulders this season as anyone. When Tagovailoa has been healthy he has been phenomenal, but that remains the prevailing issue. Well, it’s safe to say Tagovailoa heard the noise and wants to get paid because he started the 2023 season off on absolute fire.
The Dolphins and Tagovailoa opened the season against the Los Angeles Chargers and the former Alabama quarterback had an all-time game. In his first start of the 2023 campaign, Tagovailoa went 28/45 for an absurd 466 yards and three touchdowns. His insane performance earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors and vaulted him right into the midst of the NFL MVP conversation, granted it is early on. Tagovaila is under contract through the end of the 2024 season, but if he continues to play at such a high level, he will most definitely join Burrow, Hurts and Herbert among the ranks of the highest-paid players in the history of the league. Not too bad for a guy that many wrote off last season due to his injuries.
Uce went off in Week 1 🤙