NFL Free Agency: It’s Not the Answer


Published: March 15, 2009


... best, costliest free agent on the market. Seems like everyone's complaining that their team is tight and not willing to spend the money necessary to bring a Super Bowl to their hometown.

I myself am guilty of being cynical, too; but I have realized something that a lot of successful teams have already figured out. You don't win championships through free agency. You win championships through the NFL Draft.

Sporting News reports that of the players on the six teams that have won championships this decade, 220 have been selected to the Pro Bowl. And of those 220, an overwhelming 185 were still on the team that originally drafted them.

That's a staggering 84 percent. Wow.

And every player named to the Pro Bowl from the Colts this decade was drafted by the Colts. That's 39 of 39, or 100 percent. That should tell us something.

Players that are available in free agency are available for a reason. Great players are offered exte...

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