Seems to put him pretty much in the 2nd tier of QBs (behind Brady, Manning & co) which is probably about right.
What he, or at least his agent, is reported as originally hoping for (about $9m extra) probably was optimistic. The 3 picks thing got overplayed in my opinion, and his stock also seemed to rise as the Jags somewhat inexplicably became the 'sexy' pick to win the Superbowl. Nothing against the Jags, I just thought there was plenty of media types who felt they had to back someone not called New England to justify their title of 'experts'.
Anywho, they've given him a couple more WRs to play with next season as well, so it'll be interesting to see how he does. I say above average, your mileage may vary.
Tell me about it. That had to be one of the stupidest things Mike Shanahan could have done. Sure you can rest some of your players but you can't let your team get its ass kick the last week of a season.