The Niner - overpaid NFL players
Posted August 5, 2009
I am the first person to stand up and say that football players need to be making more money. The NFL is a BILLION dollar industry! But when I heard Eli Manning was going to get a contract that makes him the highest paid player in the league, I lost it.
So here's the list of folks he now hangs with...
9 – Jason Peters, OT, Philadelphia – $12.7 million. As a left tackle for Buffalo last year he gave up 11.5 sacks. That was tops in the league.
8 – Jake Delhomme, QB, Carolina - $8.6 million. He is close to being worth this. But what a bad playoff game to remember him by.
7 – Vince Young, QB, Tennessee – $4.6 million. Wow this number made sense when he was with the Texas Longhorns.
6 – Julius Peppers, DE, Carolina – $16.7 million One million dollars a game. If he has a GREAT year and gets 16 sacks, that's a mil per sack.
5 – Daniel Graham, TE, Denver – $6.6 million. 20th best tight end in league last year.
4 – Matt Cassell QB KC – $15.2 million. One good year. That includes college.
3 – All Defensive Ends in Buffalo – $14.1 million for Aaron Schobel and Chris Kelsay. Who was the Bills' first-round draft pick this year? DE Aaron Maybin out of Penn State.
2 – Eli Manning, QB, NY Giants – $15.3 million and he's the 3rd best quarterback in his family.
1 – JaMarcus Russell, QB, Oakland – $13.6 million. Russell is officially the highest paid backup quarterback to EVER play football. (Jeff Garcia).