While free agency is no way to build the foundation of a team, it can certainly be extremely useful in adding some necessary upgrades at key positions.
Having said that, winning free agency is hardly about teams signing the most big-name players, but rather teams getting the most value at positions of need. Essentially, winning free agency should be measured internally rather than externally comparing to other teams around the league.
With salary cap issues and many holes on the roster to fill, the Raiders’ emphasis will be that much more based on value as opposed to the splash free-agent signing.
Here is the five-step blueprint for the Raiders to win in free agency.