Why the Seattle Seahawks Are the Biggest Winners of NFL Free Agency

March 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They may not have added the most players or spent the most money.
In fact, the biggest splash they made wasn't with a free-agent signing at all.
However, as the second week of the 2013 edition of NFL free agency winds down, there's one clear winner.
The Seattle Seahawks.
You see, it's not the teams like the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns that win free agency. They can't.
For starters, teams that go bananas in free agency usually have a number of needs to fill. They're mediocre to bad teams to begin with. Making big splashes is not only a way to plug some of those gaps but also a way to pump some energy into a beleaguered fan base.
The problem is, often these teams overpay to acquire these "big name" players early in free agency, and it's been shown several times that more often than not rebuilding a roster through free agency just doesn't work.
It's the good teams, with only a hole or two that truly need addressing, that can really do damage in f...

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