Casey Hayward was a terrific value as a free-agent signing for Los Angeles in 2016, and with him and Verrett, the team is looking at a corner combination as strong as the 1-2 pass-rush punch of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. The only person in that equation who isn’t paid enough is Verrett, who should get his just salary if he can prove to be healthier in 2017.
Many teams have splurged on centers of late, as Alex Mack, Rodney Hudson and Travis Frederick are among those who’ve gotten rewarded handsomely. Behind the elite guys, Paradis did an excellent job as Denver’s best offensive lineman in 2016. The 2014 sixth-rounder should see a nice long-term raise soon before he becomes a restricted free agent in 2018.
Johnson is in for a monster raise soon, and he can look to franchise-tagged second-rounder Le’Veon Bell for some inspiration. The third-rounder from 2015 is already the league’s best all-around running back, a special talent in the Marshall Faulk vein.
All the focus has been on teammate Odell Beckham Jr.’s worth to the team, but Collins, the young heart, soul and dominant playmaker on defense — now the Giants’ better side of the ball — should have eyes on Earl Thomas- and Eric Berry-type money soon. He was an absolute second-round steal.
Oh, and about that highest-paid player in the game thing. Of course that will never happen in a quarterback-driven league, where the top 15-20 richest players are the guys under center. But Beckham might want to start by being the NFL’s best wide receiver, which he currently is not. That distinction belongs Houston Texans Cheap Jerseys to Julio Jones and/or Antonio Brown.
The last time we saw Jones, he was making a circus sideline catch in the Super Bowl after Good Cheap Jerseys torching the Packers for 180 yards and two TDs in the NFC title game.
Compare that to Beckham’s last game, also against Green Bay.