Monday, July 6, 2015

Are the Eagles making too much green?

Are the Eagles’ salaries flying too high?

Are the Eagles making too much green?

At $12,500,000, Michael Vick is the highest-paid Eagle. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)
At $12,500,000, Michael Vick is the highest-paid Eagle. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

Are the Eagles’ salaries flying too high?

Forbes doesn’t seem to think so: in a list of 2012’s overpaid NFL players, released Monday, the magazine’s Tom Van Ripper doesn’t include any of the Boys in Green.

The list instead singles out Jets linebacker David Harris ($12 million), Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby ($10.7 million), Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph ($9.75 million), Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis ($9.6 million) and Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes ($9.25 million) as the top five players who are “getting All-Pro money without making All-Pro.”

Van Ripper’s criteria are pretty clear: any player making over $5 million and having trouble staying on— and, therefore, giving back—on the field. Locally, only Michael Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha and Jason Babin fit in that salary cap, so, for argument’s sake, let’s widen the eligibility to any Eagle making seven figures.

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Which Eagle, if any, is overpaid?
Michael Vick- $12,500,000
 
  73 (14.4%)
Nnamdi Asomugha- $11,000,000
 
  327 (64.5%)
Jason Babin- $5,575,000
 
  10 (2.0%)
DeMeco Ryans- $4,500,000
 
  1 (0.2%)
Trent Cole- $3,000,000
 
  1 (0.2%)
Darryl Tapp- $2,575,000
 
  42 (8.3%)
Todd Herremans- $2,200,000
 
  17 (3.4%)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: $1,963,750
 
  0 (0.0%)
Brent Celek- $1,909,000
 
  0 (0.0%)
Jason Avant- $1,500,000
 
  3 (0.6%)
Demetress Bell- $1,150,000
 
  26 (5.1%)
Derek Landri- $1,000,000
 
  3 (0.6%)
Evan Mathis- $1,000,000
 
  4 (0.8%)
Total votes = 507

So, given these circumstances, is any Eagle being paid more than he’s worth? Let us know in the attached poll.

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