The Best and Worst Contract Values of the 2014 NFL Free-Agency Period

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The Best and Worst Contract Values of the 2014 NFL Free-Agency Period
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The 2014 NFL free-agent period is nearly two weeks old, and with a veritable cavalcade of players having crisscrossed the football map, we can now step back and assess which contracts represent the best and worst values.

Free agency is a huge part of the NFL's business season, and a series of bad contracts can serve as an albatross for a franchise's financial prospects.

The last thing that a general manager wants is for a signing to blow up in his face down the road because it will not only affect on-field results but also potentially hamstring the team's ability to manage the salary cap in a successful fashion.

Many factors were taken into account with these rankings, including how much money comparable players at the same position received, the number of years on the deal in relation to a player's age, whether the signing represented low or high risk or whether the deal is simply a classic case of overpaying for talent not commensurate to the greenbacks doled out.

Here are the best and worst contract values of the 2014 NFL free-agency period.


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