Las Vegas Raiders April Fools: 5 worst free agent signings in history
5. Gibril Wilson, SS, New York Giants
Gibril Wilson parlayed a Super Bowl victory with the New York Giants in to a massive six-year, $39 million contract that made him one of the highest paid safeties in football after Troy Polamalu and Bob Sanders. Wilson was a local Bay Area kid from nearby San Jose, and it was a great story that he would come home and help revitalize a struggling Raiders defense but that never materialized.
Wilson was a tackling machine and put up 134 combined tackles but he struggled where it really counted in pass coverage. He was released shortly after the 2008 season and managed to play two more seasons in the NFL with Miami and Cincinnati before calling it quits after the 2011 season.
The former Tennessee Volunteer is another example of a player that was good not great and used the shine of a Super Bowl ring to convince another team to give him a boatload of money.