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The 5 O'Clock Club: The most underpaid Redskins

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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.

Here’s a link to an article titled NFL's 17 most underpaid players in 2017 .

Number One on the list is Dak Prescott, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, playing on the bargain-basement price of $540,000 this season.

In fact, 4 of the top 6 players in the list are in the NFC East — two each from the Cowboys and the Giants.

I guess another way to look at the idea of players being “underpaid” would be to think of them as “outperforming” their contracts, or perhaps simply thinking of them as “good value”. In other words, the team is getting high levels of performance for a relatively low amount of money.

That made me wonder about the Redskins, and whether they have any ‘underpaid’, ‘outperforming’ or ‘good value’ players.

Here’s the list of Redskin players and salary courtesy of OverTheCap, conveniently listed in descending order of 2017 cap hit.

I immediately scrolled down to the lower-salary ranges, looking for names of top performers (underpaid, outperforming, good value). Here are some players that jumped out at me, though I’m not sure if any of them are underpaid:

  • Junior Galette $800K
  • Jamison Crowder $751K
  • Ty Nsekhe $690K
  • Quinton Dunbar $615K
  • Rob Kelley $541K

Looking at the list from OverTheCap, what do you think?

When you look at the list of players from OverTheCap, who is the most underpaid Redskin?


Question 1: Will Junior Galette be a Redskin in 2018?

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Question 2: Will Quinton Dunbar (who is in the final year of his rookie contract) get a big payday from the Redskins in 2018?

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375 votes total Vote Now