Patriots: 3 most hilarious overpays Pats tricked other teams into

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Former Patriots RB Dion Lewis (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

2. Dion Lewis

Remember when football fans thought that Dion Lewis was the next best thing in terms of pass-catching running backs?

After a career season with the Patriots in 2017, the former fifth-round pick cashed in on a four-year, $20 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. That year, Lewis tallied 896 yards and six touchdowns on the ground while averaging 5.0 yards per carry, which ranked third in the NFL among qualified players. He also added 32 receptions for 214 yards and three scores in the passing game.

While it’s marginally understandable that Tennessee splashed the cash for Lewis, giving him $20 million has turned out to be a massive miscalculation. Not only has the 29-year-old struggled with injuries, but he’s taken a distant backseat to bruiser Derrick Henry, who the franchise selected in the second round two years earlier in 2016. In two seasons since inking the four-year deal, Lewis has started a grand total of eight games and has logged just 726 rushing yards.

To make matters worse, he was released this offseason before the Titans locked Henry down to a monster extension, making him even more deserving of being No. 2 on this list.

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