Breaking Down the NFL’s Most Underpaid and Overpaid Players

June 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a salary-capped league like the NFL, the usual pressure on teams to maximize dollars is amplified many times over. A big contract given to a player who doesn't earn it can hold the franchise back for years to come, and a player on a cheap deal who blossoms into a major contributor gives a team crucial flexibility elsewhere.
This has never been more crucial than in 2016, as quickly changing positional pay scales are leading to huge disparities between the bargains and the busts. 
Now that nearly all the cash has been handed out for this fall, Bleacher Report can take a look at NFL rosters and see where those dollars have been wisely, or foolishly, spent.
We won't be including rookies in this list; the slotted salary scale all but sets draft picks' earnings in stone before the picks even come off the board.
Game-breaking superstars like Odell Beckham Jr. aren't the product of savvy buying any more than disappointments like 2013 No. 1 overall pic...

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