The NFL All-Bargain Team - Grantland
Jared Sperli stashed this in football
Using the average annual values of their deals, those 22 players will combine to make just more than $26 million in 2013, which is $4 million less than the $30 million Joe Flacco cleared this year (including his base salary and signing bonus). Of those players, 13 of them — more than half — will become unrestricted free agents after this season, and I suspect they will combine to make much more than $26 million in 2014. In the NFL, bargains aren't bargains for long.
Why DO they make the young players take such low salaries?
It creates a survivor bias.
Btw I agree with the article that Danny Woodhead is amazing.
new contracts for rookies is to save teams from high draft picks that fail. #trentRichardson