Panther named to 'Forbes' list of most overpaid NFL players

Panther named to 'Forbes' list of most overpaid NFL players

Panther named to 'Forbes' list of most overpaid NFL players



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Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 24 at 2:12 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Carolina Panther has made a Forbes' list, but not necessarily in a good manner.

Forbes Magazine released its list of the NFL's most overpaid players and Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams was named to it.

According to Forbes, Williams will make $8.7 million this season. He was very good in 2008 and 2009, otherwise limited contributions through six seasons, Forbes said.

Last season, Williams led the team with 836 rushing yards and was second to Cam Newton with seven rushing touchdowns.

Forbes said they came up with their list of overpaid players not through sheer stats – that makes little sense in football, where team systems and game plans drive many of the numbers -but by using basic common sense.

Forbes also admitted that compared to other sports, the NFL's most overpaid players list isn’t easy to put together. All the players on it are good, the business magazine said.

"In fact, the thing that catches your eye about NFL salaries is the relative paucity of players who are blatantly overpaid," Forbes said. 

Forbes rated New York Jets linebacker David Harris as the NFL's most overpaid player due to the type of money he's making. Harris will be paid $12 million this season.

The other players named on this list:

-Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby
-San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis
-Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph
-Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis
-Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden
-Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice
-New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes
-New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie