This is awesome. Tyson Jackson + Glenn Dorsey = $1.7 million!
This is awesome.
1. Tyson Jackson, Kansas City Chiefs
2012 Cap Hit: $9.5m
2012 Performance Based Value: $880k
Value Differential: -$8.6m
The Chiefs had one of the worst defensive lines in football last season, but it wasn’t because of former GM Scott Pioli’s lack of trying. Pioli inherited Top 5-pick Glenn Dorsey, drafted Tyson Jackson third overall in his first draft with the Chiefs, and then drafted Dontari Poe 11th last season. Those three combined for a grade of -15.2 on the season. Jackson in particular struggled to a -9.6 – the second worst grade of his career — and was just flat out unable to get any pass rush. His 2.2 Pass Rushing Productivity rating was the worst in the league and it’s safe to say he hasn’t lived up to his draft slot. Jackson was scheduled to have an outrageous cap hit of $17m next season, but it was recently restructured. The new deal is reportedly worth up to $5.2m and even that is way too high based on his 2012 performance.
2. Glenn Dorsey, Kansas City Chiefs
2012 Cap Hit: $8.8m
2012 Performance Based Value: $750k
Value Differential: -$8.0m
Did I mention the Chiefs defensive line struggled last year? This one isn’t quite fair to Glenn Dorsey though because he played only 115 total snaps before he was lost for the season with a calf injury. Many people will look at Dorsey’s four career sacks along with his fifth overall draft selection and label him a bust. The truth is he is as solid as they come in run defense and he had a positive grade in run defense every game this season. It’s just that his pass rushing ability has never developed, finishing this year with only one pressure on 53 pass rushing attempts. Dorsey is a free agent this off season and will assuredly get a large pay decrease.