Ranking the 5 Most Overpaid Athletes in Professional Sports

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Apr 3, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez before the game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Now that the NFL Free-Agency buzz has given way to the post-draft buzz, some huge extensions have been handed out. Sometimes those extensions are warranted, as a direct result of outstanding play. However, sometimes those contracts guarantee ridiculous amounts of money that aren’t necessarily warranted for recent performance. In these situations, elite highly paid athletes, become overpaid athletes.

This is a countdown of the athletes I believe are the most overpaid; it is in no way meant to be all-inclusive.