NFL free agency began with a bang the past couple of days after the end of a long and frustrating lockout which lasted over 100 days. The result of the lockout ending so close to the preseason is that teams must rush to sign and trade for players in a very short timeframe.
This offseason will only be a few weeks, so teams across the league must not waste any time building the team that they want to compete in the 2011 season.
Big names like Santonio Holmes, DeAngelo Williams, Matt Hasselbeck, and Paul Posluszny have all signed deals, but where does that leave teams that missed out on these players? Free agency costs a lot of money for teams but trades are another way to add key pieces to the team without having to get into a bidding war to acquire the player that they desire.
We have heard rumblings all around the league about possible quarterback trades and other talented players possibly being moved. Here are the five hottest trade rumors currently floating around in the NFL.