10 Worst NFL Contracts of 2013

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10 Worst NFL Contracts of 2013
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Has your team ever signed a player that had you saying "What were they thinking?!"  Don't worry, you are not alone.

Whether it was Tony Romo's large extension or Shonn Greene's $10 million contract to be a backup , there are many players who are still cashing in from teams who refuse to acknowledge this new, frugal, NFL era.

The new collective bargaining agreement set the salary cap at $123 million for 2013, and is projected to remain relatively flat through 2015 according to sports business daily.

With many players still maintaining over-inflated salaries from contracts prior to 2011, the squeeze has been put on recent free agents who have seen their value diminish.  

There is a reason that teams like the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs year after year. It's the same reason they don't have any players making this list.

They understand value.

After reviewing over 200 new contracts, I have compiled a list of the 10 worst contracts signed in 2013. While total cost and the talent of the player acquired are important, it's also crucial to consider many other factors.

Salary cap hit, the current and future financial position of the team and other team needs all are key when evaluating a contract.

Players such as Joe Flacco and Jermon Bushrod make the honorable mentions list, but their relative value to their team keeps them off the 10-worst list.

Please comment below and let me know who I missed, where I went wrong and your thoughts on the worst new contracts of 2013.

All contract numbers in this article provided by Spotrac.

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