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The 5 O'Clock Club: Running back value

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The 5 o’clock club aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.

OverTheCap recently published an article in which the writer calculated the value of running backs based on production, then compared the value to cap hit APY. Chris Thompson ranked 6th in the NFL.

Players are awarded salary values are based on total net output both rushing and receiving, how that output compared to the average output, snaps played, and team record. Values are essentially based on the current market prices and what teams are willing to pay for the position. By value again I am talking APY as that is the easiest and most sticky way of dealing with an accepted value for a player. If you don’t play or have minimal impact the value for that player is about $580,000, which is slightly above the salary of a second year player. So let’s see how things shake out.


How should the Redskins deal with the running back situation from now to the end of the season?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    More snaps for Chris Thompson
    (35 votes)
  • 10%
    Rely on Rob Kelley
    (19 votes)
  • 8%
    Commit to Samajae Perine
    (15 votes)
  • 25%
    Promote Mack Brown to lead back
    (44 votes)
  • 25%
    True RBBC
    (44 votes)
  • 10%
    Trade for a legitimate lead back before the trade deadline
    (19 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now