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 helped 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 exceeded all expectations and provided exceptional value to his team.
Dez Bryant– Bryant was quiet the last time the Eagles and Cowboys met, but he came back with a big one this time and was virtually unstoppable by the end zone. Bryant’s first TD reception was the type of catch few can make and why when people ask me about where he ranks I always put him very high. He should be set to get a monster contract in free agency.
Jason Pierre-Paul– The Giants teed off on the Redskins offensive line and JPP led the way with 2.5 sacks. Pierre-Paul is closing the year strong against inferior competition with 6 sacks and 13 solo tackles in his last three games. He seems a lock to finish the year with double digit sacks and is doing his best to convince teams he can still be a consistent force.
Nate Washington– While it was a losing effort, Washington ate up the Jets secondary for over 100 yards. Washington is the type of player that can help veteran contender next season and games like this remind the NFL that he still exists down in Tennessee.
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.