Megadeal Makes Luck the Ultimate NFL QB: Overpaid, Overprotected and Worth It

June 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The late Buddy Ryan had what is now an infamous quote tucked away in one of his playbooks. It reflects on a different time, vastly different from now, when players like Andrew Luck rule all of American sports.
Part of what Ryan wrote read: "QBs are overpaid, overrated, pompous bastards and must be punished."
Quarterbacks are overpaid.
Quarterbacks are pompous bastards.
But no, quarterbacks can no longer be punished. They are more protected than ever before and paid much more than they were in Ryan's day.
If there is anything we have learned from the monstrous, ridiculous, massive, Godzilla-like, holy-crap, goodness-gracious contract extension Luck signed Wednesday, it is that quarterbacks are no longer to be punished.
The NFL views them as players to be celebrated. They're the stars. You dudes on the defensive line, you go ahead and get your brains beat in and your knees destroyed.
And while you're doing that, make sure you don't hit the quarterb...

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