7. KIRK COUSINS, MINNESOTA VIKINGS -$28 MILLION:
Cousins did little to live up to his unprecedented three-year, $84 million fully guaranteed contract with the Vikings last offseason. After going 13-3 and reaching the 2017 NFC title game, Minnesota had eyes on taking the next step and making the Super Bowl last year.
Instead, Cousins lead the team to a disappointing 8-8 record and they missed the playoffs despite his gaudy stats. True, it wasn’t his entire fault as his offensive line was horrible and the defense took a step back. However, the three-year price tag of $28 million per is a tough pill to swallow for the franchise right now. If he doesn’t deliver in 2019, that factor will multiply exponentially.