Deep in his lair, past the marble floors and the Scrooge McDuck vault of gold coins, Joe Flacco pins another headline to the wall.
Tony Romo just got 108 million. Tony Romo got 108 million? Yeah, Tony Romo got 108 million. And you know the worst part, the part that stings the most? It includes 55 million in guaranteed money, 3 million more than Flacco got.
We don't know what Flacco thinks, of course. but it didn't take long for the boring 6-foot-5 Super Bowl winner to be upstaged by a man whose most memorable postseason play was a fumbled snap. A man whose postseason resume is littered with exactly one win, a single shiny object floating in a brown swamp, too far away to retrieve.
This contract, six years, 108 million with a 25 million signing bonus -- makes Romo the highest-paid player in Cowboys history, but that designation is only temporary. A few years will go by and this deal will be surpassed by the next Cowboys quarterback, or some defensive end or offensive tackle. But ...