15 Big-Name NFL Players Who Were Massively Overpaid in 2016

Roger Goodell at the podium for a press conference

Roger Goodell qualifies as overpaid as well | Andrew Burton/Getty Images

This may sound like an outlandish statement, but as a whole, players in the National Football League are grossly underpaid. They put their bodies on the line every week with little to no guarantees in their contracts. And while they all take home six, seven-, and even eight-figure annual salaries, most guys won’t make enough money during their NFL careers to retire comfortably. To make matters worse, many players suffer significant injuries that greatly reduce their quality of life and ability to work during their post-playing days.

On the flip side, there are also players in the NFL who are severely overpaid. These are often guys who have shown enough to warrant a massive second contract, but for one reason or another, their production just doesn’t end up meeting expectations. With that said, we compiled the following list of 15 NFL players who were all massively overpaid in 2016.