The 5 Best and Worst Contracts of Early NFL Free-Agency Action

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The 5 Best and Worst Contracts of Early NFL Free-Agency Action
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NFL contracts nowadays seem like Monopoly money. They don't seem real. In many cases, they aren't, because the players and teams never see them through the entire life of the terms in this salary-cap era.

See: Darrelle Revis, who just signed a huge deal a year ago, only to be released for nothing.

But amid all the mind-numbing numbers thrown around again this March, we can still discern which contracts are bargains and which are dangerous risks—regardless the back ends of these deals are merely dog and pony shows.

We break down the five best and worst contracts of the early NFL free-agency action, starting with the misappropriated funds. Our slideshow finishes with the top-five signings—one-year, "prove-it" deals, all—teams are going to look back on and wish they could do over again...for all the right reasons.


Note: All contract data is courtesy of, unless otherwise noted.

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