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Value Pricing NFL Running Backs

This NY Jets-focused site compared the salaries of running backs to their production.

It combined 'points' assigned by FootballOutsiders and Pro Football Focus, and divides a player's annual salary by that number. This gives you a bang-for-your-buck metric on a per point basis and as a total for the season ($/pt x total points).

Frank Gore Costs $97k per point of output, 52nd in the NFL out of 63 eligible backs. Brandon Jacobs cost $93,500 per point of output, 48th in the NFL.

Keep in mind that there is no relationship between $/pt and total points, i.e. backs who produce more points do not necessarily get paid more.

Compared to backs who produce similar numbers, Gore appears to have an average cost. Jacobs, on the other hand, was 'overpaid' for his production. We hired him for half the cost (or less), so we should be getting *really* good value our of him.

http://www.nyjetscap.com/2012_Articles/valuepriceRB.php
  • lyer
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numbers are scary
Really it just shows the best $ value are the guys who are still in their rookie contracts that didn't get drafted high.
Originally posted by miked1978:
Really it just shows the best $ value are the guys who are still in their rookie contracts that didn't get drafted high.

This. And that RB is probably the one position where a guy can produce huge numbers immediately.
It seems like a number of teams will let go of backs sooner than later. They can sign quality rookies to a lower tender and replace them in 4-5 years with fresh legs.
Basically means the end the is near for Franky.
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Originally posted by susweel:
Basically means the end the is near for Franky.

Meh... I dislike a stat like this. Frank Gore is still capable of putting a 1000 yard season together in a good offense. Certainly he's not an elite RB anymore and probably only has 2, 3 productive seasons left, but Gore means much more to our team than his offensive output. He's a key pass-blocker, locker-room leader, and helps the young guys like Bruce Miller out in learning the offense. He's worth every penny we've spent on him so far.
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