So you don't think MJD, McCoy, Forte, etc. will eventually get huge deals? Fred Jackson is likely to get a big deal as well. I forgot to mention Charles as well who was extended last year.
FWIW arian foster has been the best RB in the league and got less guaranteed money than DWill
Peterson is the face of that franchise
CJ was coming off one of the best seasons for a RB in history and was holding out until he got a deal
so those are your 3 exceptions for the entire league over the last two years. yes, the position has been devalued as is pretty obvious to everyone. if you haven't figured it out by now you probably won't ever and i'm not going to bother to try to convince you, have fun with your little delusion.
Delusion? Facts support it. If the position wasn't as important as you are making it out to be, then teams wouldn't be throwing money at HBs like they do. They are given big contracts just as often as other positions are. So please explain to me how you know NFL teams don't view the position highly. RBs are still drafted in the top ten and again, don't mention the past. Ingram fell because he wasn't that good and in '09, Spiller went in the top ten and Matthews nearly went top 10 in '10. Richardson will likely go in the top seven. McFadden went top five. Peterson went top five. The position is still viewed highly by NFL teams. Just because hacks on television say it doesn't mean it's true. Those same guys also said a certain quarterback wouldn't succeed because he had no work ethic and a fake smile.
Whether you believe the position to be important nowadays is a different story. That's your opinion. But teams still hold the position in high regard.