Every Monday during the season we will take a look back at three players who are entering important stages of their contract that may have hurt their stock in upcoming negotiations with their play on Sunday. In addition we will also look at one player signed in the offseason to a new contract that did not live up to the expectations that his contract sets for the player.
Darren McFadden– McFadden signed a one year contract in hopes of proving to someone in the league that he had enough talent to warrant a multi-year contract. 7 carries for 20 yards isn’t going to convince anyone of it. McFadden has basically been useless for two weeks and his career may be grinding to a halt.
Marques Colston– Colston has been an invisible man in the Saints offense this season unless you catch a glimpse of him dropping passes that he never would have dropped earlier in his career. Colston’s high salary cap charge in 2015 will likely seem him released and his free agent value drops every week.
Mathias Kiwanuka– The Giants are in freefall and likely ready to blow things up with Kiwanuka being one of those likely released. He was invisible in the game against the Seahawks registering just one tackle while the Seahawks racked up a ridiculous number of rushing yards.
New Contract Disappointment Of The Week
Jay Cutler– The whole Bears free agent/extension group deserves a collective vote for this one, but Cutler is the QB and his lack of caring about anything is pretty evident in what he does. The Packers killed the Bears and Cutler gave them no hope. He needs to do better because they are stuck with him for two more years.
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.