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The Most Overpaid Professional Athletes Right Now

Updated November 27, 2019 8.7k votes 635 voters 5.6k views34 items

List RulesVote up the players who don't deserve the money they're getting.

This is a list of the most overpaid professional athletes right now. 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!

  • 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. 

    • Team: Denver Broncos
    • Position: Quarterback
    Is he overpaid?

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    Jared Goff

    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.

    • Team: Detroit Lions
    • Position: Quarterback
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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. 

    • Team: Free agent
    • Position: Center fielder
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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! 

    • Team: Baltimore Orioles
    • Position: First baseman
    Is he overpaid?

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