Last Thursday the Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green after just one season, incurring a $3.56M dead money charge after paying Green $6 million in 2016. It was hailed as the worst contract in Steelers history (which actually says a lot for how good the Steelers have been with their contracts) since he barely played […]
Key Additions: WR Brandon Marshall ($5.5M), TE Rhett Ellison ($4.5M), G DJ Fluker ($3M), QB Geno Smith ($1.2M)
Now that the regular season is over, I’m going to review each of the 2016 signings at Tight End to determine what kind of value each team received compared to the player’s contract. Contrary to my previous posts in this series, I will use each player’s season totals as well as prorated 16 game totals. […]
1. Julius Thomas, Jaguars Cap Saved: $4.7 million/Cash Saved: $7.1 million This is one of the worst contracts in the NFL for a team and one that has been typical of the many problems the Jaguars have had in rebuilding via free agency. Thomas had never played in 16 games in his entire career, twice […]
This week, I’m going to revisit the 2016 signings and note where each player stands after 13 games on their new contracts. This will be the final installment until the end of the season, when I will look at each new signing’s full season along with their game to game consistency.
This week, I’m going to revisit the 2016 signings and note where each player stands after 8 weeks on their new contracts. Methodology See my prior article here for more information regarding how these tiers were constructed and what types of tight ends fit into each tier. APY Catches/16 Targets/16 Catch % Yards/16 TDs/16 […]
The free agency period is long over and we now have a few games worth of results to assess how recent signees are performing compared to their compensation. The question I’m trying to answer with this research is: “Is Team A getting the proper value out of its contract with Player B?” I’ll revisit this […]