Money, Well, Spent

Dan Snyder's handiwork is all over a list of worst NFL contracts

With the economy plummeting faster than a 50-yard Shaun Suisham field goal attempt, money sure doesn't buy what it used to.  But, for the Redskins, it never really bought all that much to begin with.

Free agency is set to open in a few days (a.k.a. Snyder's wining-and-dining season), so ESPN took a look back at the worst contracts in NFL history.  And wouldn't you know it?  Danny Boy's Skins are heavily represented.

Number three on the list is everyone's favorite part-time rapper/part-time seventh wide receiver, Brandon Lloyd.  After trading third- and fourth-round picks to the Niners for him, they inexplicably gave him a six-year, $30 million contract.

Lloyd played just 23 games over two seasons, catching as many TD passes as you did.  When they cut him, they had paid him $11 million -- or about what Danny spends on jet fuel.

Number eight on the list is Adam Archuleta, the recipient of a seven-year, $35 million (GAH!) contract.

Assuming therapy hasn't blocked out the Archie experience, you'll best remember him for repeatedly getting beaten deep, and for supposedly being the anonymous source behind a scathing ESPN article that ripped Gregg Williams.

After one terrible season, they dumped his carcass on the Bears after having shelled out over $5 million.

The Skins have two more notables on the list.

Current Skin D'Angelo Hall -- who's looking to get paid, again -- is number two on the list.  His seven-year, $70 million contract with the Raiders lasted just 8 games.

But where would a bad contract list be without Steve Spurrier?  The ol' ballcoach makes the list with the worst coaching contract in NFL history.

His five-year, $25 million deal produced a mostly disinterested 12-20 performance.  But who can forget Danny Wuerffel?

Maybe the entertainment value of that alone makes it worth it?


Chris Needham used to write Capitol Punishment before the second round of cuts.

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