2012 NFL Free Agency: Projecting Which Players Will Land Ridiculous Contracts

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2012 NFL Free Agency: Projecting Which Players Will Land Ridiculous Contracts
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How many millions?

Football fans who stop paying attention to the NFL after the Super Bowl, listen up! The National Football League offseason features a dance like no other on earth: the free-agency foxtrot!

Nowhere else do rampant capitalism, socialistic regulation, ego, talent and timing combine to produce this showcase of the historical money-for-talent dance.

It's auction to the highest bidder—with complicated steps worthy of an Arthur Murray poster. There will be posturing, pretense and, in some cases, an outright addiction to the grand gesture. Yes, Daniel Snyder, I mean you.

While a blessedly lockout-free spring should avoid the truncated free-agency frenzy of 2011, this March will feature the usual point/counterpoint footwork as NFL owners indulge in their one-percenter version of “making it rain.”

And, as usual, some players will cash in by changing partners—and others by “dancin’ with the one who brung ya.”

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