With the summer season in full swing its time once again for OTC to give an opinion on the “Best and Worst Contracts” for each team in the NFL. Just like last season the ground rules are that no rookie contracts can be considered unless a team did something out of the ordinary with the rookie contract. Why is that the case? Draft salaries are all slotted so we should give no credit (or blame) for a team making a bad draft pick.
It is also important to note that there is a difference between a bad player and a bad contract. Many good players signed what I would call a bad contract when looking at it from a team perspective. Likewise a player who may not be a Pro Bowler can sign a deal that may prove extremely favorable to the team.
I’ll link up all the articles here and I’ll go in draft order so that we start with the Houston Texans and end with the Seattle Seahawks. I’ll also include the players I had as last years best and worst so we can see how many repeats there are. I’ll try to get at least five teams done each week.
OTC’s Best and Worst Contracts of 2014
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.