In regard to free agency, most fans are under the impression that if their team doesn't acquire the most expensive player available, it isn't "winning" the offseason—so to speak.
For a team with multiple gaping holes like the Atlanta Falcons, spending the majority of your cap space on a couple of free agents usually only leads to more problems further down the road.
As a great American linguist, The Notorious B.I.G., once said: "Mo Money, Mo Problems!"
For a team like the Washington Redskins, whose fans can attest, winning the offseason doesn't always translate in the win column. In fact, more times than not it's usually a player that's cost-effective that pans out the most.
High-dollar free agents are usually burdened with the task of saving franchises which places lofty expectations on their play. Players that are cost-effective are usually afforded the benefit of the doubt, which in turn allows them to come along at a slower pace.
The NFL is filled with quality players who will come at a great bargain. Let's take a look at a few who could assist the 4-12 Atlanta Falcons in their attempt to restore respectability.