Never doubt the persuasion of the almighty dollar.
While the 2013 NFL season is still four months away, a number of players are scheduled to enter next season on the last year of their respective contract. The goal ahead, at least contractually, is very simple: play well in 2013, and the free-agent market of 2014 will pay handsomely.
Seemingly every year, we see examples of looming free agents putting together a big season and then cashing in the next spring.
In the following slides, we'll present 10 free agents in 2014 who will use their final year under contract to push towards big deals in free agency.
Note: Players under the franchise tag, or one-year deals signed this spring, were not considered.