Five NFL players can use spectacular 2012 seasons to ensure they collect a monster pay day before the start of the 2013 campaign.
Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Mike Wallace heads the list and he is joined by two under-the-radar tight ends, an NFC South linebacker and an AFC East safety, all set to be hugely productive this season.
These players are ready to take on bigger roles this year and their numbers are sure to improve.
For some, the incentive of signing a franchise tender this offseason and having one year to justify a huge contract will be enough to produce an amazing season.
For others, it will be the chance to emerge from relative obscurity and announce themselves to the rest of the league.
Here are the five players sure to earn monster contracts following amazing 2012 seasons.