A week from today, a sadness will blanket America in one realization: the football season is over. No football Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, too. We will have to fill our sports void with basketball, baseball, and a little bit of Summer Olympics whilst waiting for the 2012 season to start. At least we have a few things to hold us over.
For one, we have the 2012 NFL Combine and draft in the next couple of months, which will shape together the promise of some teams needing some young talent. But equally as important, focus will be shifting to the free agency market available for the 2012 season.
This year's crop is very deep of top-tier players. And, this list can't even have Peyton Manning in it yet (Will he be a Colt? Will he be forced to retire?). With that said, here is the first of two lists of the best offensive options on the market prior to the 2012 season beginning.