Though the title of this piece suggests a level of frivolousness in regard to free agency, I still hold firm to the belief that you need to build through the draft. Free-agent spending can be risky and must be done with a cautious and calculating mind.
If you strike out on a high-priced free agent, you are hit with years of dead money that prevents your organization from holding on to talent. (Not to mention the dead weight of underperforming athletes who have long lost their incentive to be great.)
The key in free agency is to be smart about whom you choose and how much you're willing to pay. Even a talented player like Darrelle Revis can become unjustifiably expensive if the cost of retention is too high.
So in this slideshow, I will attempt to rank the top 10 free agents who are worth the big bucks. However, if their demands are too outrageous, then you can't hold the entire team hostage to satisfy one player.