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Tom Brady, J.J. Watt among NFL's best bargains

Tom Brady has a lower 2015 base salary than Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Each March, our attention turns to the start of free agency, which entails a barrage of lucrative contracts being agreed to by the most coveted available players. It's natural to take an interest in the process, but time and time again we are reminded that there's an undisputed value to ... value. As in, value spending.

Finding a player at a modest price point is a tremendous asset in roster construction, so below is a look at our "all-value" team made up of players on non-rookie contracts who represent exceptional value at their current deal.

Quarterback -- Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Brady will make a total of just $27 million over the next three seasons, including an $8 million base salary in 2015. Most players on this list will make far less, but when you consider the landscape of quarterback contracts (he has the 14th-highest cap hit this season) and his play on the field, there's a compelling case to make that he's the best bargain in the NFL. He has been unquestionably the best player in the NFL this season and has a base salary lower than, among others, Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick in 2015.