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Save Money, Win Super Bowls

As we are approaching one of the best Sundays of the NFL season, I wanted to give you a little insight of what to expect for this year’s playoff picture and potential Super Bowl LIII winner.  Being an Eagles fan, and noticing the “Trade Wentz, we got St. Nick” talk I looked into what would be best for our Philadelphia Eagles.  The answer is, SIGN WENTZ LONG TERM, GIVE HIM EVERYTHING HE WANTS.  He is an MVP candidate, and he is 25 years old.  End of discussion.

BUT! I am a little nervous after some research I conducted.  While searching the web I came across some interesting names and numbers in regards to super bowl winning quarterbacks.  You hear everyone say, “You need a franchise quarterback to win Super Bowls, blah blah blah.” Yes, it does help to have an elite player at the most important position, but that is not always true.  Remember the not so greats that took home the Lombardi trophy, Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, and most recently Nick Foles.  I made a quick table to help paint the picture of how to win Super Bowls.

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*Other Monies refers to signing bonuses, roster bonuses, restructure bonus, etc.

The reason I am nervous is because I am an Eagles fan and the discussion of signing Wentz is upon us.  While looking at the table I still have faith that the Eagles will win another Super Bowl with Carson Wentz, because he is the closest thing to Tom Brady in the NFL. Many of the quarterbacks on the list were not signed to their juiciest contracts until after they won a Super Bowl.  Signing a quarterback to a big contract hinders the chance of winning a Super Bowl.  It takes a majority of the salary cap and locks it down to one position.  That doesn’t seem very smart to me.  The key to winning multiple Super Bowl’s is to draft a good quarterback win the trophy within the first 3-4 years before you have to give him a voluptuous contract.  Then, draft another good QB let him make his rookie money, win another SB, maybe multiple, and let him leave.  It is a win from every angle you look at it.  The Quarterback will make a lot of money somewhere else, and the franchise gets a Lombardi trophy.

GM Vacay thinks the Eagles are in a good spot.  We could be in a Tom Brady-like situation, where he restructures his contract to make sure they can surround him with the players he needs. But, it can just as easily turn into a Matthew Stafford situation.  Meaning the man is making so much money in Detroit and has little to no chance to win a Super Bowl because there is no more money to give to any other players.  Carson seems like a good guy, and willing to renegotiate if needed.

– Tom Brady ruins most things, such as logic when looking at the Super Bowl Salary table, and anyone else winning a Lombardi trophy.

– Mitchell Trubisky will win the Super Bowl this year, base salary 550k.

Follow me @VacayVinny

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Feature Image 2 – mercurynews

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