We're right in the middle of the offseason, as the 2014 NFL season won't start for more than three months. It's going to be a long and painful 14 weeks, as the media will look for any sort of story to create news (see Johnny Manziel: Las Vegas).
But OTAs (organized team activities) have started and for diehard NFL fans, this is as good as it gets right now. Rosters are taking shape and coaches, both new and old, will look for the 53 men who can help put their team into the postseason this year.
For a number of players around the league, the pressure has to be taking its toll. I'm not talking about the great ones like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Yes, those future Hall of Famers would love to add another Super Bowl ring to their collection. But history likely isn't going to remember Manning or Brady for any potential positive or negative they do in the 2014 season.
The following 10 players, however, have the weight of their entire team on their shoulders this fall. They are players fighting for a new contract or fighting for their job. They will be remembered, solely for some of them, by what they do in the 2014 season alone.