Dallas Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore was suspended two games Friday for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Considering Moore is on his fifth NFL roster since 2015 and has 10 career sacks, it’s far from a back-breaking punishment for Dallas.
It’s also not much of a surprise to the Cowboys, who signed the defensive end despite knowledge that punishment could be on the way after he was arrested and charged with DWI in December during his time with the Seattle Seahawks. According to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk, the Cowboys have been happy with Moore since signing him in March and knew the suspension was coming.
“I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league, but the highest-paid, period.”
Beckham will make $1.8 million this season and nearly $8.5 million next season. By average yearly salary, Derek Carr solidified his status as the NFL’s highest-paid player and will make $25 million in 2017. Antonio Brown is currently the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver and will make $17 million this season.
For reference, Brown’s $17 million is the 23rd-highest salary in the NFL for the upcoming season. Franchise quarterback money isn’t typically passed out to wide receivers. Beckham’s teammate Eli Manning is set to make $21 million this year as the 10th highest-paid player in the NFL.
Beckham’s become one of the biggest stars the game has to offer and is undoubtedly one of its best wide receivers. But becoming the game’s highest-paid player in a league that puts quarterbacks a few tiers above everybody else makes his goal quite lofty.