Should Eric Berry Become the Highest-Paid Safety in the NFL?

June 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Tuesday, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reported Eric Berry—unsurprisingly—has a chance to become the NFL's highest-paid safety. 
"Berry knows he has one chance at this and has eyes set on a big number," Fowler wrote of the four-time Pro Bowler. "He would need to surpass Harrison's Smith five-year, $51.25-million deal, but that's feasible at this point. The market is set for him."
Is Berry worth more than $10.25 million a year? What about the $28.6 million in guaranteed money that Smith got from the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason? Let's break it down. 
Technically, he'll already be the NFL's highest-paid safety in 2016
That's because the Kansas City Chiefs slapped him with a franchise tag worth $10.8 million. But the Chiefs found a way to sign Justin Houston to a long-term deal after tagging him last year, and all signs point to Kansas City locking Berry into a new deal before the July 15 deadline.
"Of all the franchise-...

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