I know this is the "trend" and that the teams that can do it will continue to do so, but I think that we are seeing some backlash from paying these QB's insane money in flat cap years.
Brady and Manning skewed our vision a bit. Those two are good enough to not have much of a team around them and still reel off 11 wins. Paying the Bens, Flaccos, Rivers, and now Staffords, and Ryans will take a lot of money from other positions.
I know, I said this before and folks laughed, but there are a lot of teams that are doing pretty well using good QB's that are still on their rookie deals, and surrounding them with talent.