Forbes lists everything involving money, they ranked the most valuable NFL franchises with the Dallas Cowboys coming out on top yet again. They also listed the NFL’s most overpaid players, two of whom play for the Minnesota Vikings.
Number 1 on the list was fullback Jerome Felton who’s average salary is $2.5 million. The number 2 spot went to tight end John Carlson with an average salary of $5.5 million yearly.
Fullback Jerome Felton helped Adrian Peterson rush for over 2,000 yards while not rushing for many himself. He was primarily a lead blocker and re-signed with Minnesota for 3 years and $7.5 million dollars.
“Wow,” Felton said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “I don’t care.”
Tight end John Carloson signed a 5 year $25 million contract in 2012 and caught only 8 passes last season.
“That’s impressive,” Carlson said. “Two guys on the same team.”
Carlson actually restructured his deal for less money from $2.9 million to $1.5 million.
“People are going to say lots of stuff in the media,” Carlson said. “That’s what you guys are paid to do, right? I don’t read that stuff, whether it’s good or bad. I choose to stay away from it. My focus is on trying to be as good a player as well and earn the respect of my teammates and my coaches.”
Felton’s help isn’t statistically measurable as a lead blocker, but he takes pride in Adrian’s accomplishments.
“If I can stay out of his way,” Felton said, “hopefully he can get 2,500 yards. According to Forbes.”