10 NFL Players Who Should Be Furious with Their Front Offices
With the majority of transactions completed in this year's NFL offseason, one will always manage to find players who are unhappy with their respective front offices.
There are quarterbacks who weren't complemented with the necessary talent and veteran players witnessed teams finding their future replacements in this year's draft.
What players have a legitimate gripe with their front offices? Here are 10 players who can make that case.
10. Tom Brady
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While it seems unthinkable that Tom Brady could ever have an issue with Patriots management, that became reality earlier this offseason during free agency.
The result? Welker ultimately took his talents to arguably New England's biggest competition within the conference, joining the prolific offense in Denver.
Granted, the Patriots did counter the move by signing Danny Amendola and selecting a few potential deep threat receivers in this year's draft.
However, Brady is 35 years old, and the idea of allowing one of the more lethal receivers in the game join a team who was already a contender was not a move that Brady envisioned.
9. Willis McGahee
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The lone running back on this list, Willis McGahee could be nearing the end of his tenure with the Denver Broncos.
However, the brutal knee injury that he suffered last season has caused the Broncos to go in a different direction at the position. They made that obviously clear by selecting Montee Ball in this year's draft.
Even if McGahee proves to recover from the injury and produce in 2013, he may very well have to find a different team in the event the Broncos part ways with him this offseason.
8. Joe Flacco
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Joe Flacco enters offseason training as the defending Super Bowl MVP and now anchors the Ravens during their title defense.
The first order of business? Adjust to life without Anquan Boldin. Boldin's career took another turn as he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, leaving the Ravens to replace Flacco's most consistent offensive target late last season.
Though, the Ravens seem content with Flacco proving his worth by working with the young group of receivers currently on the roster. It may not be what the Delaware product envisioned, but that's what happens when you win a championship and receive one of the biggest contracts in NFL history.
7. Cam Newton
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Cam Newton enters a critical season in his development, where he could begin to face heavy criticism if the offense doesn't improve in 2013.
Unfortunately for him, the Panthers didn't give much of an effort to improve the talent during the offseason. The tight cap space prevented them from adding another wide receiver to complement Steve Smith, and their inability to address that in the draft was poor judgement on their part.
Overall, Newton is approaching his biggest year as he continues to develop into an effective passer. The lack of talent around the former number one overall pick is already a knock against him.
6. Blaine Gabbert
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Blaine Gabbert's career with the Jacksonville Jaguars appear to have come to its conclusion. After being selected by the Jaguars in the first round a few years ago, Gabbert was left with an untalented roster that was incapable of immediately competing for a championship.
The teams have continued to disappoint to this day, providing some of the bigger upsets in recent memory by defeating the favored teams on the road.
This offseason, the Jaguars displayed no commit whatsoever to Gabbert, as the additions of Matt Scott and Jordan Matthews were two prospects who actually received a legitimate starting position on the roster.
5. Josh Freeman
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Josh Freeman hasn't exactly received the biggest vote of confidence from the Buccaneers this offseason. It began when the franchise did not show much intention to extend Freeman this offseason, and instead allowed him to play in the final year of his deal.
Head coach Greg Schiano does not appear to be the biggest fan of Tampa Bay's former first round pick, either. That could very well explain why they selected Mike Glennon in this year's draft, as he could become the starter in the foreseeable future.
With the plethora talent added through the roster over the last two years, anything short of a postseason berth may not be enough for Freeman to secure himself a long term deal with the franchise that drafted him a few years ago.
4. Branden Albert
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When Branden Albert signed his franchise tender with the Chiefs, the hope was that the left tackle would manage to receive a luxurious contract at his expense.
His demands of playing only at left tackle, along with wanting a salary akin to the highest-paid lineman in the game, was a strategy that appeared to work in his favor.
Despite his statements, however, the Chiefs have not shown Albert the "love" that the left tackle was expecting. Kansas City engaged in trade conversations with the Miami Dolphins, but there was no deal that proved to be imminent.
As a result, not only did the Chiefs keep Albert, but they selected Eric Fisher with the number one overall pick. Fisher will play right tackle next season, but may very well take over Albert's spot in 2014 if the Chiefs continue to avoid giving into his price tag.
3. Kevin Kolb
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Kevin Kolb signed with the Buffalo Bills to ensure himself of an opportunity to compete for the quarterback vacancy.
Unfortunately, those aspirations were quickly dashed when management selected EJ Manuel in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.
Manuel's dynamic athletic ability, along with his knowledge of the game, has impressed Doug Marrone and the Bills coaching staff from day one.
With a full offseason to become accustomed to the new playbook, it would become a surprise if the former Florida St. quarterback did not start Week 1 against the New England Patriots.
Kolb appears to spend the season sitting on the sideline, which has been a common theme for him throughout his career.
2. Matt Flynn
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Is there any quarterback in the league that has dealt with worse luck than Matt Flynn?
After waiting for his turn to become a starter in the NFL, the former Packers signal-caller lost out on the starting job to Russell Wilson during his one year in Seattle.
Thus, the trade to the Oakland Raiders led to the assumption that Flynn could anchor the Raiders franchise for at least one season.
Though, it seems as if the position could very well go to rookie Tyler Wilson, or former Ohio St. quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
It seemed as if the Raiders were going to settle with Flynn for 2013, but clearly they had other plans that could lead to his demise as a starting quarterback in this league.
1. Mark Sanchez
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Mark Sanchez couldn't have been placed in a worse position than he is currently in with the New York Jets. Fighting for the opportunity to return as the starting quarterback, the former first round pick has been in a difficult situation by Jets management.
The front office did not make much of an attempt to improve the quality of talent around Sanchez, and instead decided to part ways with veteran Dustin Keller in the process.
Yet, Sanchez might not even manage to emerge victorious in the open competition for the starting job. Veteran David Garrard seems primed to provide a better showing than the former USC product. Meanwhile, the Jets are going to allow Geno Smith to start this season and determine if he can become the heralded franchise quarterback moving forward.
Ultimately, it's a lose-lose situation for Sanchez.