With Championship Weekend in the books, NFL fans have two weeks to recover before the Super Bowl.
By this time, the teams not making it to the Conference Championship games have licked their wounds, and are discussing ways to improve in the offseason.
It is the teams who underperformed, who are most likely to make significant moves, whether it is signing a veteran free agent to plug holes or trading for a big name playmaker that will allow them to play deeper into the year next season.
This year's free agent class boasts some of the best talent in recent history. That, coupled with the fact that proven quarterbacks like Donovan Mcnabb and Carson Palmer are sure to be on the move, could mean that this offseason will see a number of stars change teams.
With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire, and the status of the 2011 season uncertain, don't expect any deals to happen right away.
Once the dust settles, either the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers will be crowned Super Bowl Champions, and a new CBA is determined, look for the NFL offseason to heat up.
Until then, here is a list of the 15 players (in no particular order) most likely to be sporting a new jersey come next season
It is now well known that quarterback Carson Palmer is not happy in Cincinnati and that he will be requesting a trade this offseason.
Finishing just 4-12 this season, Palmer cites the Bengal's inconsistent play as his reason for requesting a trade.
Palmer was drafted No. 1 overall in 2003 by the Bengals and is under contract for the next three seasons. He has threatened to retire if Cincinnati does not honor his request, but this can be seen as more of a leverage move than a formidable threat.
Regardless, it looks like Carson Palmer will not be wearing a Cincinnati Bengals uniform next season. There are a number of teams looking for a solid, veteran quarterback, and Palmer fits the mold.
All the Bengals can do now is hope to get some value in return for their once franchise quarterback.
Continuing on the theme of unhappy quarterbacks, Kevin Kolb is likely to leave Philadelphia for a starting job elsewhere this offseason.
The Eagles are sure to resign free agent Michael Vick, which would make him, and not Kolb, their guy.
Kolb has NFL starting quarterback talent, and the Eagles do not want to pay him a starter's salary to sit on the sideline for another season.
Plenty of teams could use a quarterback like Kevin Kolb, so look for him to be the subject of trade rumors as soon as the offseason officially starts.
McNabb's short stint with the Washington Redskins is all but officially over. If there were no CBA talks in the works, McNabb would have been gone already.
The Vikings have been rumored to be interested in the veteran, assuming Favre is actually done this time.
With very little leverage, the Redskins may have to release McNabb.
In which case a team such as the Vikings could pick him up for a steal.
It has been clear for some time that the Titans would have to choose between coach Jeff Fisher and quarterback Vince Young.
The NFL's longest-tenured coach won out in the end, making it all but certain that Vince Young will not be wearing the Titan's blue and white uniform next season.
There are some questions as to his durability, but the recent success of Michael Vick, who like Young is a running quarterback, will surely excite some team.
This one is almost set in stone and is just a matter of crossing the T's and dotting the I's
The last of the disgruntled quarterbacks is Jay Cutler.
Rumors began spreading after he left the NFC Championship game with a knee injury and looked uninterested and detached from the game.
Since he arrived in Chicago, Cutler has lived up to his name as one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the league. He can throw four touchdown strikes or four interceptions in any given game.
Chicago will need to make it clear, sooner rather than later, whether Cutler will be their man next season.
Nnamdi Asomugha will not be playing with the Oakland Raiders next season.
In what seems to be a twisted series of events, the Raiders are not permitted to place the franchise tag on him because he failed to meet certain performance incentives in his contract.
Long story short, the Raiders are missing out on keeping one of the best corners in the league because he just wasn't good enough this year.
Of all the rumors so far, it seems as if the Eagles are the front runners in the early race for the talented cornerback. While it is too early to call anything, it is clear that Asomugha will be the topic of plenty of speculation come free agent signing day.
The only player on this list who will be playing on Super Bowl Sunday, La Marr Woodley, is also the least likely to leave his current team.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for developing great defensive talents, and Woodley is just one example.
However, Pittsburgh did not extend his contract at the beginning of this season, leaving the door open for another team to swoop in and pick up this formidable talent.
Vincent Jackson will not be returning to San Diego for next season.
With that being said, he is the most talented free agent on the market this offseason. With blazing speed and proven pass-catching ability, a host of teams looking to add a deep threat will be considering Jackson.
Given the right situation, he has the potential to greatly improve any offense and will undoubtedly be a hot commodity.
Sidney Rice has too much talent to be handcuffed by a marginal quarterback. He needs a gunslinger who can get him the ball.
With quarterback uncertainty in Minnesota, Rice is surely unhappy. If the Vikings hope to keep their walking highlight reel, they must sign a quarterback that will get him the ball.
Donovan McNabb anyone?
While Rice's talent and his ability to show that he can recover from a serious injury, will surely warrant him a sizable contract, it is up to the Vikings to make sure they are the ones paying him.
The two headed rushing beast of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart is likely to be dismantled this offseason.
Williams had a less than stellar season, and his services may be considered expendable by the Carolina Panthers. Williams will surely be looking for starter money and the Panthers are unwilling to supply that.
Look for Williams to go to a team seeking a feature back that is willing to pay him starting running back-type money.
Tyson Clabo is an established offensive lineman who will be the target of many teams looking to shore up their offensive line this offseason.
Clabo is mostly known for his ability to run-block, but if you ask Matt Ryan, he will tell you that his pass-blocking abilities should not be overlooked.
Being one of the few offensive line free agents, he is sure to go for a high price. The Atlanta Falcons will try to keep him around, but other teams may be able to offer more money for a proven lineman.
This one comes down to the Falcon's offseason priorities and what they have coming up through the system.
The New York Giants have made it clear that they do not want to lose Kiwanuka to free agency.
Kiwanuka's pass rushing abilities are considered among the top in the league. Although his season was cut short due to injury this year, he was productive when he played.
Often overshadowed by the likes of Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora, Kiwanuka may want to leave for a place that can offer him more playing time.
The Giants will do all they can to keep one of the league's top defensive lines in tact, but Kiwanuka is the most likely of the pieces to leave.
Champ Bailey has re-emerged himself as one of the top corners in the league after experiencing some difficult injury setbacks. His age is definitely a worrying point for the Denver Broncos and renegotiation talks have yet to happen.
Denver is in a time of transition, and Bailey just may be one of those pieces to move on out.
Plenty of teams will be looking to hire the services of such a talented and proven veteran. Bailey is a true professional who will help teams both on the field and with the development of younger players.
Champ Bailey will be signed this offseason and it is up to the Broncos whether or not he will be sporting the orange and blue next season.