Every year, there are players who are signed to huge contracts and leave fans scratching their heads.
What, we wonder, was the front office thinking for giving that guy so much money? They haven’t earned their payday yet, or don’t deserve what they got.
Sometimes those undeserved big contracts end up working out favorably. The player in question lives up to their bigger paycheck and in the end, everybody’s happy.
Sometimes, though, the opposite happens. The player is a bust, and the people responsible for signing him take a big credibility hit.
Over the next 12 slides, we’ll take a look at some upcoming free agents who might land big contracts that they haven’t earned or don’t deserve.