When an organization drafts a player or signs them in free agency, there is always some sort of gamble that comes into play. Time and time again we have seen some of the most promising stars at the collegiate level fizzle out in the NFL. The same can be said about free agents who change teams when their contracts expire.
Signing players and giving them boatloads of guaranteed money is always risky business. More often than not, high-dollar free-agent signees are labeled as overrated because they fail to live up to expectations.
Yet, there are rare instances when a truly dominant player ends up being worth that multiyear mega deal or when a team strikes gold on a high-round draft pick. With that being said, let’s analyze five of the best and five of the worst contracts in the NFL today.
Salary figures via spotrac.com.