FWIF, from Profootballfocus
2. Ed Reed, Safety
In his prime there wasn’t a safety like Ed Reed. Clearly that time has passed. He would still walk away with a positive grade in coverage on the back of four interceptions and seven pass break-ups, but it was only the 17th-highest coverage grade of all safeties. Add in some sub-par run defense and too many missed tackles (15) and he was a long way from being worth the money.
2012 Cap Hit: $8.5m
2012 Performance Based Value: $2M
Value Differential: -$6.5m
BTW, PFF rates Reed as 59th of all safeties.