Championship teams are primarily built through the draft, but NFL free agency often tips the balance of power in favor of teams that know how to take advantage of their opportunities.
Heading into the 2017 season, there are many teams with a glut of cash to spend. Not all of them have the same kind of pull, however. For instance, the New England Patriots (who surprisingly have a ton of cap space) will be much more attractive than say, the Cleveland Browns, who have more cap space than any team in the NFL.
That doesn’t mean the Browns can’t make some noise in free agency and significantly improve their lot heading into 2017. But it does show there isn’t necessarily a correlation between a lot of money to spend and how well teams have performed.
With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 teams that have significant room to make big moves in free agency.
Note: Salary cap information courtesy of Spotrac.com