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.
Brian Hoyer– I’ve discussed all year how ridiculous all the “Hoyer, Franchise QB” discussion has been and the Browns have drawn the same conclusion. While QB wins have grown to mean a great deal many times its just right place, right time and that’s been Hoyer. Hoyer was pulled from the game on Sunday and that says all you need to know about his real future as a starter.
Pierre Garcon– Garcon is on pace to have his second disappointing season in three years with Washington and with the state of affairs with the team his job is probably in danger. Garcon was targeted 9 times against the Colts and gained all of 9 yards. The combo of he and DeSean Jacson has not been effective and changes should be coming.
Jake Locker– Locker got the opportunity to try to prove he can be effective when Zach Mettenberger was injured, but instead Locker showed why he was rightfully replaced in the first place. Locker was intercepted twice in just 12 attempts and also lost a fumble. It’s rare for first round picks to completely flame out but at this point I think its fair to start to question if he will get any guaranteed money in a contract next season.
New Contract Disappointment Of The Week
Patrick Peterson– Peterson has physical attributes that just wow everybody, but he isn’t Darrelle Revis and the Cardinals are going to have to learn that the hard way. Peterson was absolutely torched by Julio Jones and the Falcons in an embarrassing performance. Peterson is under more scrutiny this year because of the big contract and too often he is not playing up to the deal.
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.