The Green Bay Packers have one of the youngest teams in the NFL. Overpaid players typically tend to be veterans, so here are the five most overpaid players currently on the roster.
The Green Bay Packers have one of the youngest rosters in the NFL. Retaining a young team certainly has its perks. It allows front offices to build teams from the ground up while compensating veteran players when the time is right. Because aging veterans tend to be the most overpaid, there aren’t too many overly-compensated players on the Packers’ roster.
In addition to all that, it should be noted ‘overpaid’ is a relative term. While it may seem certain players are overpaid, almost every player is paid relative to what the market dictates. For instance, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo garnered a contract yielding an average annual salary of $27.5 million this offseason. On the surface, this felt like a reach. But the market value of a franchise quarterback resides in that area.
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Since the Packers don’t have many aging veterans, overpaid players are sparse compared to other teams. They only have six players scheduled to make over $10 million in 2018. That being said, five specific players on the roster could be seen as overpaid.
Of course, evaluating whether a player is overpaid is very subjective. For our purposes, overpaid is defined as player’s compensation not meeting desired outcomes.
Some players on the list may come as a surprise, while others are no-brainers. With everything else out of the way, let’s dive into the five most overpaid players currently on the Packers’ roster.