Michael Crabtree is on the verge of annoying the whole of the NFL.
When it comes to market value, the former 49ers wideout has none but he is searching hard to try and get overpaid.
Crabtree became a free agent last month after an underwhelming 2014 NFL season with the San Francisco 49ers, but despite his clear struggles, the 27-year-old receiver feels he is worth up to $4.5 million a year.
Reports have even suggested that Crabtree's desire to get paid what he thinks he deserves has led to the wideout rejecting a $3 million a year offer from the Miami Dolphins - a deal that is huge considering Crabtree's recent failings.
"We're told the Dolphins were willing to pay Michael Crabtree close to $3 million next season, but he wanted at least $4.5 million," Miami Herald reported.
This alleged offer has been challenged by other reports that say the Dolphins didn't make the offer, but regardless of the concrete facts - Crabtree's desire to be overpaid remains the same.
He will visit the Oakland Raiders today, and at that meeting the receiver needs to figure out what he really wants.
What is he worth?
Despite providing some strong production for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers, most notably in his 2012 NFL season, Crabtree has fallen off his perch in the last two years.
Last year he caught 68 balls for 698 yards and only four touchdowns, while Crabtree's career year in 2012 saw him catch 85 passes for 1,105 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
Turning down Miami, if it's true he did so, is a terrible mistake. The Dolphins are well and truly on the up, and signing for them would have done wonders for Crabtree's career.
But it seems as though money is everything to him, so it would not be surprising to see Crabtree playing ball for a no-hoper team with plenty of cash to spend this season.
Is Crabtree really worth the $4.5 million he wants for next season and beyond? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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