Nobody really knows when or how 2011 Free Agency will begin. Many veteran players who are free agents are patiently waiting for their opportunities to sell their services to a team.
There are plenty of big-name receivers in the free agent market. Some are future Hall of Famers, some are former Pro Bowlers and some are reliable guys who can make plays.
Taking a big name receiver in the free agent market is a big risk that in most cases doesn't lead to a Super Bowl title. In fact, since 2000, no team has signed a top-tier wide receiver and then won the Super Bowl. Receivers Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Santonio Holmes, Anquan Boldin, Roy Williams, and others signed with new teams but failed to win a championship once there.
Thus, while signing a big-name receiver doesn't mean your team will win a Super Bowl, it could still mean they'll win more games or compete for one. Owens and Moss both appeared in a Super Bowl but lost it. Holmes and Boldin have made the playoffs but failed to make it to the Super Bowl with their new teams.
Let's take a look at five receivers who will, in any case, have big years next season.