It's hard to predict the future, especially in the world of professional sports. Teams sign players to high paying, long-term deals and expect elite performance on the field, rink or court. They value the athlete based on previous seasons, expectations and countless other factors.
While it's debatable whether any athlete, even 2012 Super Bowl MVP, deserve millions of dollars for throwing a ball better than the average Joe, but we love sports, and that's a debate for another article.
Many players live up to expectations and deliver results. However, some players signed to big-time deals left fans simply scratching their heads and general managers flinging expletives as they sign the athlete's check.