Jerry Angelo, the Chicago Bears' General Manager, is a salary cap wizard. Regardless of how you feel about anything else Angelo does, he is fantastic on the contract end of his job.
Writing this article was quite difficult due to that fact. Looking across the contract situations for the members of this team, you see an awful lot done right and not much to complain about.
But there are some outlying contracts, that for whatever reason, leave one with questions regarding the amount a player is paid.
This isn't always an indictment of a player's abilities. Sometimes a great player is still overpaid. And sometimes a player doesn't live up to his contract. The market plays a role, as well. Players who are overpaid are often in that category because of the market for that player or position at the time of the signing. And some moves are head-scratchers.
So some of the players who made this list did so because of their own play, some made it because of free agent market issues and a couple made it because, even though their play was outstanding, their contracts are considerably larger than similar players at their positions.
And for my fellow Bears Feature Writer Bob Warja's perspective, click here!