Selecting players in the NFL draft is a tantalizing risk/reward gamble for teams and fans across the country. Draft well and receive a future All-Pro and potential Hall of Famer (Peyton Manning, 1998 #1 overall). Draft poorly and receive scorn and derision for signing an underperforming player, a bust, to a terrible contract (Ryan Leaf, 1998 #2 overall).
If you’re an Oakland Raiders fan, you might want to sit down before you read this. Without further delay, here are the most disastrous rookie contracts in NFL history.