With the NFL Playoffs’ Divisional Round set to kick off this weekend, most will be focused on what will take place on the field as opposed to how things are shaping up off of it.
However, the offseason is now the focal point of 75 percent of the league (24 of the 32 teams). And there has definitely been enough action to keep even the most casual of fans on high alert.
In the midst of head coaches and general managers being fired (apologies to Lovie Smith and Mike Tannenbaum)—then others being quickly re-hired by new teams (welcome to Kansas City, Andy Reid)—there has also been plenty of chatter surrounding the upcoming draft.
While organizations will spend the next few months trying to figure out their next move and how it will impact their 2013 season, others will have already made theirs and have everything already in place.
As with many decisions that are made in the NFL on a daily basis, some are destined to sit unfavorably within the vast landscape of each franchise—from the fanbase all the way up to the owner.
As free agency nears, teams will continue to make bad choices; those same tendencies will occur during free agency as well. Though, the successful franchises make enough good ones to tip the scales.
Failing to live up to potential, injury history, age, or a jaded hype are some of the red flags surrounding potential free agents looking for a new contract.
Here are a few players sure to be courted this offseason that could end up as bad decisions for various reasons.