3 Worst Quarterback Contracts Approaching Midway Point in 2019 NFL Season

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Securing a franchise quarterback is arguably the most important aspect of building a winning NFL team. Unfortunately, overpaying the wrong guy can be just as disastrous, hindering a team's success for years to come.

With that in mind, here are arguably the three worst QB contracts in the NFL ahead of Week 7 of the 2019 season.

1. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (4 Years, $134 Million)

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Jared Goff has been up and down over the his first six games of the year, but this isn't exactly a new trend. Since Week 13 of the 2018 season (including the playoffs), Goff is averaging 255.7 passing yards per game, while throwing 14 TDs and 15 interceptions during that span. He's also fumbled the ball 14 times during that 14-game stretch. That's not exactly a small sample size, something that the Los Angeles Rams franchise and its fans might want to consider. Sure, the Rams qualified for the Super Bowl last season, which seemingly led to them inking Goff to a four-year, $134 million deal in the offseason. Goff will have to start producing like he did in his first year and a half under head coach Sean McVay if he wants to live up to this contract.

2. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (3 Years, $84 Million)

When the Minnesota Vikings gave Kirk Cousins the most guaranteed money in NFL history, at the time, they viewed him as the missing piece on a sure-fire Super Bowl contender. Unfortunately, Cousins hasn't delivered the results to back up such a large contract. He led Minnesota to an 8-7-1 record in his first year with the team and is coming off one of his best games as a Viking, but his opponent certainly had a lot do with his success in NFL Week 6. Until Cousins proves he can win on the big stage against high-level opponents, he'll remain one of the most overpaid players in football.

3. Joe Flacco, Denver Broncos (3 Years, $46 Million)

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When John Elway traded a fourth-round pick in exchange for Joe Flacco, it was widely panned as a head-scratching move. Through six games, Flacco has done nothing to prove otherwise. He's thrown six TDs to go along with five interceptions, and has been held below 220 passing yards in three of his six 2019 starts, only reaching 300 passing yards once this season. With a defense surrendering just 17.7 points per game (PPG), the seventh-best mark in the NFL, Denver has been well-positioned to win games this season. However, the Broncos are 2-4 and the brunt of that blame can be placed on the quarterback. That money would have likely been better spent elsewhere.

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