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Pat Sims 90
09-21-2011, 10:40 PM
Here is the article
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eddf45ejhi/the-nfls-most-overpaid-players-2

But if some people don't feel like looking at the article here is the list. The Numbers listed are what they earn for the 2011-2012 season. I think that Cassel should be up higher on the list.

1. QB Mark Sanchez, NY Jets- $14.75 Million
2. CB Dunta Robinson, Atlanta Falcons- $5.5 Million
3. QB Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers- $5.5 Million
4. NT Paul Soliai, Miami Dolphins- $12.4 Million
5. TE Owen Daniels, Houston Texans- $6.5 Million
6. S Chris Hope, Tennessee Titans- $6.5 Million
7. CB Stanford Routt, Oakland Raiders- $10 Million
8. TE Kellen Winslow, Tampa Bay Buccaneers- $8.3 Million
9. QB Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs- $12.25 Million
10. DE Will Smith, New Orleans Saints- $6 Million

gpngc
09-21-2011, 10:43 PM
Routt's pretty ******* good. And I don't want to turn this into a Sanchez thread but he's the leader of a team that has only made deep playoff runs since he's been there. You can't put a price on deep playoff runs in the NFL (also 2-0 this year looking like an elite team).

And Soliai is pretty ******* good too...

Breed
09-21-2011, 10:45 PM
Pretty accurate list. I'd swap Mark Sanchez with Dunta Robinson though.

phlysac
09-21-2011, 10:46 PM
The fact that Alex Smith makes $7 Million less than Cassell but is considered more "overpaid" is simply a function of people believing the media and fan "hate" of Smith and not actually watching him play the past year.

703SKINS202
09-21-2011, 10:48 PM
I hate slideshows. Haynesworth needs to be on this list.

TitanHope
09-21-2011, 10:48 PM
Surely this Forbes shall die by my hand.

Caddy
09-21-2011, 10:50 PM
Yeah not sure why K2 is on the list. He has been awesome in Tampa the last couple of seasons and is the 2nd leading receiver for us this year.

ElectricEye
09-21-2011, 11:06 PM
I hate slideshows. Haynesworth needs to be on this list.

Haynesworth makes 1.5M and is worth far more. He's a bargain, if anything.

703SKINS202
09-21-2011, 11:08 PM
Haynesworth makes 1.5M and is worth far more. He's a bargain, if anything.
Well, $6.7 next year and I'm still counting all the money he stole/we gave away to him.

nobodyinparticular
09-21-2011, 11:13 PM
Routt is doing a fantastic job on opposing #1s. Forbes might want to stick to business magazines.

LonghornsLegend
09-21-2011, 11:17 PM
I don't think the question is whether or not he's good, it's if he's 10 million dollars a season good. That's a ton against your cap for a CB if he's not All-Pro caliber.

FUNBUNCHER
09-22-2011, 12:09 AM
Player value is subjective and performance on the field doesn't always reflect that.

If you think a starting NFL QB isn't worth more than $3 mil a year, and I promise you there are owners who think this, then nearly all of them are overpaid.

Players are getting the short end of the NFL revenue stick so whatever money they can sign for I fully support.

nobodyinparticular
09-22-2011, 12:50 AM
I don't think the question is whether or not he's good, it's if he's 10 million dollars a season good. That's a ton against your cap for a CB if he's not All-Pro caliber.

Last year Routt was second only to Revis in burn rating in the entire league, with a ton of passes thrown his way. This year Routt is number 1 in burn rating through two weeks. And he's getting paid less than Nnamdi (still rightfully so). Routt is right in his sweet spot.

falloutboy14
09-22-2011, 01:13 AM
Don't think Alex Smith making 5.5 is that overpayed. I wonder how many starting QBs make less then that. Going to be a short list I expect.

MetSox17
09-22-2011, 06:26 AM
Is anyone else asking themselves who the hell Paul Soliai is and how the hell he's making over $12M per year?

Sloopy
09-22-2011, 06:32 AM
Soliai will crush the non believers

bucfan12
09-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Can someone please tell me how Eli Manning is not on this list? I mean, he makes top 5 money and the players themselves didn't even vote him as a top 100 player, nor top 12 QB in this league?

Halsey
09-22-2011, 10:40 AM
I don't think Dunta Robinson is overpaid. He's a starting CB and the Falcons would be in deep s... without him. I guess if you take the simple minded view that a CBs value is measured in interceptions alone, you can say he's overpaid, but realistically, I'm not seeing it.

Splat
09-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Tyson Jackson should be number one.

BigBanger
09-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Paul Soliai is good, but 12M a year? I had no idea and he's not THAT good. That's a lot of ******* money.

I couldn't put Stanford Routt on this list when he's been so good as of late.

Shane P. Hallam
09-22-2011, 11:17 AM
They are doing this based on statistics,FYI

bucfan12
09-22-2011, 02:17 PM
I don't think Dunta Robinson is overpaid. He's a starting CB and the Falcons would be in deep s... without him. I guess if you take the simple minded view that a CBs value is measured in interceptions alone, you can say he's overpaid, but realistically, I'm not seeing it.

I can see if he was a Revis type shutdown CB who didn't produce stats, just consistantly shut down WRs on a consistant basis, then yeah. But to me, he's not as good as what he's being paid. That's why Free Agency is risky when paying some of these guys. Honestly, Dunta Robinson had only 1 great season in Houston and was hurt/decent through the rest.

ElectricEye
09-22-2011, 03:08 PM
Is anyone else asking themselves who the hell Paul Soliai is and how the hell he's making over $12M per year?

Soliai is quite good and has been for some time. Pretty sure he's making that because of the tag.

bigbluedefense
09-22-2011, 03:24 PM
How is Tyson Jackson not on this list?

ViperVisor
09-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Sage Rosenfels is makin 3 Mil
Chris Redmond 2.5
A.J. Feeley 2.2

ATLDirtyBirds
09-22-2011, 07:59 PM
I can see if he was a Revis type shutdown CB who didn't produce stats, just consistantly shut down WRs on a consistant basis, then yeah. But to me, he's not as good as what he's being paid. That's why Free Agency is risky when paying some of these guys. Honestly, Dunta Robinson had only 1 great season in Houston and was hurt/decent through the rest.


Dunta's overpaid. No doubt. He's good. But he's getting paid like he's very good. 2nd highest overpaid in the league is a bit much though.

Saints-Tigers
09-22-2011, 08:29 PM
Healthy Will Smith is easily worth 6 million a year.

PoopSandwich
09-23-2011, 12:08 AM
Kellen Winslow is underpaid.

Flyboy
09-25-2011, 09:46 AM
Healthy Will Smith is easily worth 6 million a year.

Ding. I saw that and laughed.

Dallas357
09-25-2011, 09:52 AM
i remember duante was looking like he'd be a star after his rookie year (04)

mqtirishfan
09-25-2011, 08:51 PM
Just to show what we're working with when it comes to Forbes and sports lists...


The general manager is the most influential and scrutinized position in sports because he decides how the owner's money is spent on players.

Forbes.com's first-ever proprietary look at GMs in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB grades each GM on two yardsticks. First, there's the performance (regular season winning percentage and postseason wins) during the GM's tenure versus the performance of his predecessor. Second, there's the GM's relative (to the league median) payroll compared with his predecessor's relative payroll.

And the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves GM Kevin McHale tops our list.


http://www.forbes.com/2007/03/02/sports-greatest-gms-biz-cz_jg_0302gms.html