Alright, so it's a dream scenario, and one that is (almost) never financially possible. But in a sense this space is designed for dreaming.
So imagine this setting: the Oakland Raiders have the opportunity to cut anyone they want without any sort of financial ramifications. Any players they want to keep would need to be retained at their current price.
For replacements, Oakland would need to scour the free agent market and the draft (using its actual salary cap and draft picks). So it's not like they could cut Carson Palmer and sign Tom Brady—their options would be any quarterback expected to be available this offseason.
So with that in mind, who do you keep? Who do you cut?
What follows is our position-by-position analysis of who survives and who starts looking for work.