Los Angeles Rams — Matthew Stafford
Base Salary: $31,000,000
In his first year with the Rams, Matthew Stafford was worth every bit of his massive contract (plus the trade package Detroit received). Following the LA’s Super Bowl win in ’22, the Rams inked Stafford to a sizable extension worth $160 million over four years. At the time, it seemed like the right move for a Rams team looking to contend for a second straight title.
Year 2 didn’t go quite as well for the QB. Stafford was limited to just nine games. In those games, Stafford nearly threw as many interceptions (8) as he did touchdowns (10). With the Rams looking like a sizable underdog in the NFC West behind the 49ers and Seahawks for the foreseeable future, paying an aging quarterback for the next several years isn’t the most cost-efficient move.