Here’s the NFL.com’s list of the five most underappreciated players of 2018, none of whom are among the 10 highest-paid players at their respective positions:
1) Jason Kelce, C, Eagles
Drafted: Sixth round (No. 191 overall), 2011
Pro Bowls: Two (2014, 2016)
Kelce had the highest win-contribution metric for any center in the NFL last season.
Favorite stat on him: No center kept opposing defenders at least five feet from his quarterback on passing downs more than Kelce last season (24.1%; next closest was 18.8%).
Measuring O-line play this way helps quantify “stopping pressure” or “clean pockets” and it shows Kelce set the standard for elite at his position last season.