Yes, the 2013 NFL season just ended, and if you're reading this, you're likely depressed by that fact.
So take a deep breath, and repeat after me:
There is no NFL offseason.
Feel better now? Good.
The NFL's business season opens up in a little over a month on March 11 with the start of free agency, and while the draft remains the most important facet in building a championship roster, there's no doubting the positive impact that a successful free-agent class can have on a team.
Take the Seahawks for example. They've definitely drafted with aplomb, but would they have won the Super Bowl without signing free-agent pass-rushers Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett last offseason? Highly unlikely.
While I use the Seahawks to illustrate the importance of free agency, their roster was already loaded and at an elite level. General manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll only needed to make a few moves to push the team over the hump. That's the fascinating thing about the NFL, where different teams have different needs. Some squads need a total overhaul, while others only need a piece or two.
Regardless, there are a variety of teams that are poised to spend big this offseason, and they vary from the NFL's bottom-feeders to the Super Bowl runner-up. It's going to be a spellbinding offseason.
Here are my predictions for the biggest spenders of the 2014 NFL offseason: