The Detroit Lions are getting nice value from some of their players who are under contract, but they are dramatically overpaying a few as well. This is all relative, of course, as the amount of money that a player makes is tied to his performance.
Franchises find themselves in great shape if they can get good production from underpaid players. Teams can also suffer if they have to pay too much money to a player, especially if the production from the lesser-paid and the higher-paid players is similar. For NFL teams, it is a balancing act—whom to pay and how much.
The Lions are like most teams in the NFL in that they have a blend of players. Some of them seem to be more of a bargain than others, and some seem to be paid too much, in terms of what they provide to the team.
Let’s take a look at the most underpaid and the most overpaid players currently on the Detroit Lions' roster.