Free agency and the Buffalo Bills.
Two things which have typically been on opposite ends of the spectrum, but that changed during the 2012 offseason.
The rumors of Mario Williams being spotted at the Buffalo airport by this guy's brother's barber swirled across the twitter-verse and Bills' message boards alike. Fans who had seen this song and dance before rolled their eyes and waited for the inevitable letdown.
Yet it never came.
Williams, the top defensive player on the market and former No. 1 pick, cashed in a $100 million check at First Niagara Bank, shocking the Buffalo faithful in the process.
However, adding Williams was not the final piece to the playoff puzzle for the Bills, as the team floundered and missed the playoffs for the 13th straight season. The wasted season led to an overhaul of the coaching staff and a reshuffling of the front office, which means that the team will be looking in a different direction this season.
Whether or not the Bills are major players in the latest edition of free agent frenzy remains to be seen, but the team will need to fill a few holes regardless.
Let's take a look at a few guys who would be big gets for the Bills during this offseason. Not all of the selections will be realistic based on the amount of cash that Buffalo has available, but the following players could be fits if they chose to the Bills a look.