Reason #1: Production down
Two seasons ago in 2011, DeMarcus Ware put up 19.5 sacks and had 47 total tackles. The numbers went down a bit in 2012 but Ware still managed to put up 11.5 sacks and 33 total tackles. Then last season his numbers dropped to their lowest in his hall-of-fame career, 6 sacks and just 28 total tackles. Those numbers are even lower than his rookie numbers, 8 sacks and 47 tackles. Those are some troubling stats that make it hard to grasp paying a man $12 million dollars a year with production dropping so rapidly.