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In the CFL, Paxton Lynch is getting paid peanuts in comparison to NFL salary

Mike Florio discusses Stephen Jones' comments about why waiting to sign Dak Prescott was the Cowboys' biggest front office mistake and explain why teams should sign their big players early.

Five years ago, quarterback Paxton Lynch signed a four-year, $9.476 million contract with the Broncos. He’s currently getting far less than that in Saskatchewan.

Via Justin Dunk of, Lynch will receive a salary of only $65,000 from the Roughriders in 2022. He also gets $3,600 for housing, $200 for each game in which he’s on the active roster, and $500 for every game in which he takes at least 51 percent of the snaps.

It’s obviously not about the money for Lynch. He’s trying to re-establish himself, so that he can get back to the NFL. Where the minimum salary is a lot more than $65,000. For a player with Lynch’s experience, he’d make nearly $1 million.

Meanwhile, the quarterback for whom the Cowboys settled after failing to get Lynch in the first-round of the 2016 draft, Dak Prescott, is making $40 million per year.