Rivers earns top money and hasn't won a thing. Money can't buy championships.
That said, I'm fine with what Eli is making. I'd rather have him than face the alternative.
Joe Flacco wants Drew Brees money, Mike Wallce, Percy Harvin & Victor Cruz want Larry Fitzgerald/Calvin Johnson money, hell.. even Cliff Avril was saying he wanted a Mario Williams type contract.
With the ceilings on these contract being raised and the cap remaining flat, it's going to be ridicolous trying to hang on to talent.
If Flacco gets his 20 million, how much does Eli get when he gets his extension?
The Market has dictated that SB Contender/winning QBs are worth $20m/yr. We've got a QB that falls into that category, therefore we must pay the piper.