There are various reasons for different players to be overpaid in 2019. They could be injury-prone, maybe they're performing below expectations, or perhaps age is catching up with them.
One thing to remember is that if teams are dumb enough to overspend, the players are smart enough to sign the contract. So we can't fault any player on the list for doing what's best for them and their families. You have to question some NBA and NFL front offices' decision making, since they're the ones ultimately handing out the bad contracts to players like Jared Goff and Chris Paul. MLB players also have a place on the list, with some of the worst contracts in sports belonging to baseball players like Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton.
So vote for who you think are the most overpaid athletes in all of professional sports! Be sure to share the list with your friends to have them vote as well!
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Contract: 3 years, $66.4 million
The Denver Broncos let Case Keenum go after the 2018 season and traded for Joe Flacco. They are now paying more money for less as Flacco was put on injured reserve midway through the 2019 season.
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Contract: 7 years, $153 million
Jacoby Ellsbury has been such a bust for the New York Yankees due to injuries that they are seeking some of the money back in what could be an ugly dispute.
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Contract: 4 years, $110 million
Yoenis Céspedes is often injured and hasn't lived up to the contract the New York Mets have signed him to a few years ago. He made $29 million in 2019 while out with a heel injury. He also angered fans by golfing regularly while on the injured list.
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Contract: 7 years, $161 million
Chris Davis signed a $161 dollar contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 2016, and each year his stats have declined. It doesn't appear that he will be turning his career around anytime soon, but good for him for getting that money while he could!
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Contract: 4 years, $134 million
The Los Angeles Rams signed Jared Goff to a big contract extension after making a Super Bowl appearance, but when you pay a quarterback $110 million that's a lot of money that isn't going to the offensive line to protect him. He's currently looking more like Jeff Fisher's Jared Goff than Sean McVay's Jared Goff.
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Contract: 5 years, $75 million
Josh Norman had an incredible season in 2015 for the Carolina Panthers, and luckily for him, it was a contract year and he was able to cash in on that success. He's still formidable but isn't the player he was in 2015.