After a seismic Black Monday in the NFL, it’s a good time to look at another inevitable and ugly offseason pastime.
So who are the most likely holdouts of the 2013 offseason? First, what makes someone a likely candidate to hold out?
Many times a player holds out before the final year of his contract. Further, the player needs to have negotiating power, which means the player needs to be significant to his team’s success and have the eye of other NFL teams.
Last season we saw the successful holdouts of Matt Forte and Drew Brees. Conversely, we saw the unsuccessful holdouts of Wes Welker and Maurice Jones-Drew.
So what will 2013 bring?