2011 NFL Free Agency: 5 Worst Value Players Available
There have been many articles as of late talking about the top free agents this off-season, or other articles talking about which specific free agents would be of great value to certain teams.
Now, value is an objective term, much like the phrase "one man's trash is another man's treasure." One free agent some teams and fans covet could be a no-no for another franchise.
This list (in no particular order) is five players who I feel will probably be of the least value to any team that picks them up.
That isn't to say that the player won't produce for his new team, but he might not live up to the high dollar contract he'll receive.
Nnamdi Asomugha CB
Nnamdi Asomugha might be the most talked about free-agent this off-season.
No doubt he wants to get paid, and I'm sure he goes to bed with dollar signs in his eyes. I suspect five to seven teams will be bidding for his services and therefore his price will go up.
It isn't too far fetched to think that whenever the new season kicks off that Nnamdi Asomugha will be the highest-paid cornerback in the history of the NFL.
He is no doubt a talented corner, but with pickings slim and some teams really needing to bolster their secondary, he'll be paid way more than he's worth.
He'll no doubt perform, but the question remains: will he be able to perform up to the expectations of his contract?
Honestly, I don't think he will.
Carlos Rogers CB
Carlos Rogers will certainly benefit from Nnamdi Asomugha's larger-than-life contract.
So much so that this good cover corner with hands of stone will also get paid way more than he's worth.
The fan base of the team where Rogers goes to will be excited, that is until he drops several pick-sixes.
Peyton Manning QB
I know you've probably think I've lost all credibility, but hear me out.
Peyton Manning is no doubt one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. With that said, he's on the downside of his career, and is expected to be made the highest-paid player in the NFL.
No doubt Manning is a valuable quarterback to have, and he'll probably be worth the money next season, but what about the season after that or the season after that one?
Manning is going to tie up a lot of salary cap money and where it might not hurt the Colts in this upcoming season, his pay day could hinder the Colts in the near future.
Paul Posluszny LB
However, it isn't his playing ability that has me questioning his value, it's his injury concerns.
He's been injured a bit, so the money he'll get paid might be too much if he can't get on the field.
Vincent Jackson (WR)
In spite of some of his off the field issues, Vincent Jackson is poised to be the top wide receiver in this year's free agency.
The question is, will he make it into free agency or will the Chargers place the franchise tag on him?
If he makes it to free agency, then there will be plenty of teams seeking his services, which could lead to him getting overpaid.
Big receivers are valuable, but with a guy like Sidney Rice on the market, one might wonder if he would be a better value.