Gerald McCoy Is Being Paid Too Much
July 02, 2012 at 12:25pm by Scott • 9 Comments »
According to Jason La Canfora (who I guess isn’t working for NFL Network anymore?), Gerald McCoy has one of the worst contracts from a team perspective this season.
Gerald McCoy, Bucs, DT, $6.85M: McCoy has yet to find his way in the NFL, with injuries derailing the 2009 first-round pick. The quick emergence of Ndamukong Suh didn’t help much, either, and this given that McCoy is set to make roughly $20M in salary between 2013-2014, and his $11M average per year makes him the fourth-highest paid DT in the NFL, it’s fair to say the Bucs need much more out of him.
And this is why a rookie pay scale is necessary. McCoy was paid under the old system and hasn’t produced anything near what he needs to in order to justify that salary. He has a lot of potential and doesn’t have any more biceps to tear, so maybe this is his year. But if McCoy can’t get it together and Brian Price doesn’t live up to his expectations, Mark Dominik is going to have a hard time justifying his own salary.