Successful NFL teams use free agency as a supplement to building from within. The idea here is not to create an unsustainable philosophy that includes exhausting huge amounts of cash for veterans other teams are willing to let go.
Teams such as the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have found a happy medium between the two. Though, the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins of the world have struggled. Relying too much on free agency to build their rosters.
As we head into free agency, there will be an urge for teams to overpay for veterans. On the other hand, some squads that have avoided free agency altogether need to find the happy medium we talked about above.
From the Green Bay Packers to the San Francisco 49ers — two squads on opposite ends of the totem pole — here’s a look at eight NFL teams that need to ace free agency in March.