Recently, the fine staff of Pro Football Focus unveiled a new measurement called Performance Based Value. What this does, is weigh a player's PFF Grade and playing time and translates it to how much that player should be getting paid. In a nutshell, it translates a player's overall performance for 2012 and quantifies it with a monetary value instead of its usual grading system.
PFF is in the process of highlighting the most over and undervalued players for each team. Their Redskins piece was published on Friday.
The gist of it:
Alfred Morris is good at football. Like, really good. And to get the kind of a production from a player who earns your run-of-the-mill salary for a sixth-round pick is pretty, well, economical to say the least.
Robert Griffin III's salary isn't "cheap" per se, but he's certainly affordable. But a season like RGIII's is certainly "worth" more than his cap hit, according to PFF grades. For more on just how dominant Griffin III was, check out my breakdown from earlier.
Will Montgomery, in currently under contract for a four-year, $11million deal, which is an absolute steal for the high level he played at a season ago.
Trent Williams had a great season, and his best to date. But let's face it, his price tag is about as hefty as he is, and if he wants to technically live up to his six-year, $60 million he'd have to be near flawless. He doesn't present a "value" to the Redskins', but I'm sure they're feeling just fine with him anchoring the blindside.
DeAngelo Hall is overpriced, but you didn't need me to tell you that.
All in all, the Redskins didn't have a choice but to get economical after their recently imposed cap penalties, and it didn't stop them from propelling into contention. And with arguably their three best players on offense still under their rookie contracts, they could easily remain so.