Every year, there are between eight and 10 big-name free agents who hit the open market in the National Football League.
Some hit the open market because of their age while others become free agents due to outrageous salary demands. Whatever the reason, these players are signed to help organizations win in the NFL.
Most of the time, top-dollar free agents experience a performance drop-off after their contract year. So it becomes all the more important that they play their best in their contract year to set themselves up for a massive contract.
Let’s take a look at eight players who must make the most of their contract year in 2013 for them to hit the jackpot in 2014.