Four Out of Five Highest-Paid NFL QBs Are Black, How Will Race Baiters Explain That?: Clay Travis

First of all, congratulations to Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts — a very rich man after receiving an insane five-year, $255 million contract from Philly.

Hurts — who's played exceptionally the last two years and was elite in the Super Bowl — will make the most per year for an NFL player at $51 million. His deal beats out Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes for the most money by a QB, per season.

Adding Hurts, four of the top-five highest-paid QBs in the NFL are black, which raises an interesting point.

Racism Narratives Tackled By Hurts' New Deal

Hurts' contract was another great example that the NFL is a meritocracy and that the color of a player's skin should no longer be in our sports discussions.

What the MS-ESPN's of the world try to argue is that all criticism against black quarterbacks is a sign of a disproportion between them and their white counterparts. And also that black QBs are paid lesser, which is complete nonsense.

In one of the worst woke narratives in the NFL, assumed racism against black quarterbacks is an inane excuse for not holding an underperforming player accountable.

Hurts' $255 million contract, with $179.3 million guaranteed, is not a question regarding whether he's black or not. It was money well earned for his elite play and strong case as a franchise QB.

How are the race baiters going to explain that the NFL is super racist when four of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL — Hurts, Murray, Watson and Mahomes — are all black?

Sports is the last refuge of the meritocracy: The best man or the best woman wins. The more you win and the more talented you are, the more money you make. Capitalism is a major boon to what makes the NFL and other major leagues a valuable product as teams pay to retain or gain a competitive advantage through the most skilled players on the market.

So next time a player complains about not getting paid, remember that it's all about talent and not the "racist" NFL.

Identity politics has no business in sports.

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Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021. One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines. Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide. Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports. Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.