We spend a lot of time talking about which players make the most money. Let's change that up and go bargain hunting.
I just went through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' contract numbers for 2014 with an eye out for guys that produce but aren't getting paid a lot (relatively speaking). When it comes to the Bucs and bargains, you have to start with linebacker Lavonte David.
The guy is an All-Pro, but his base salary is only $705,612 and his cap figure is $946,836. David undoubtedly will make up for it when he signs his second contract. The Bucs can't extend him until next year and you can bet they won't waste any time.
Next on my list is running back Doug Martin. He has a $1 million base salary and a $1.8 million cap figure. That's not a lot of money for a feature back -- and Martin still is the feature back, despite all the talk about using a committee of running backs.
Coming in third on my list is right tackle Demar Dotson. He has a $2 million base salary and his cap figure is the same. That's not bad for a solid starter.
In fourth place, I'm going with running back Bobby Rainey. His base salary and cap figure both are $570,000. Rainey has a chance to get some carries in the new rotation. If he can carve out a role, he'll look like a bargain.
My final bargain player is wide receiver Chris Owusu. His base salary and cap figure both are $570,000. Owusu has a chance to end up as the third receiver. If he does, he'll be a big bargain.