Former LSU OT Andrew Whitworth delivers a strong message to critics of ‘overpaid’ NFL players

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The popularity of the NFL has continuously helped the sport reach new levels of revenue, and with that comes an increase in each team’s salary cap. Players and agents always try to use that known fact to their advantage when negotiating new contracts.

While it is an intelligent strategy, it also opens the door for criticism — even from former NFL players. They argue that we’ve now reached a point where a majority of the players in the league today aren’t worth the contract they get signed to.

That criticism has become so common that former LSU OT Andrew Whitworth — who is now the starting left tackle for the Los Angeles Rams — has fired back at those who would criticize his colleagues.

Check out the tweet that he sent out on Wednesday:

It’s an interesting point, and you have to commend Whitworth for coming to the aid of some of the players that have recently signed massive new contract since free agency opened up on Tuesday.

With that said, his opinion may be compromised. Especially after he was signed to a 3-year, $36 million deal prior to last season. Yes, he continues to play exceptionally well. But he was also 35 years old at the time that he signed the contract, which is normally past a player’s prime.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what critics think, however. As long as the annual salary cap continues to increase, so will the player’s contracts. That will more than likely continue to rub some former players the wrong way.

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