Kirk Cousins once said, “every player looks forward to free-agency.” Now, he can’t speak for everyone, and we certainly can’t either, but we know a decent amount of athletes that would agree with Cousins. Some players come off scary injuries, or teams don’t have as much faith in them anymore for whatever reason. Another possibility is that a franchise might not have enough money to re-sign a great talent. Whatever the case, we know that Rich Gannon was delighted to know the Raiders would give him a chance, even with his career in decline. He went on to play fantastic football. Here are the best free-agent signings ever.
Plaxico Burress To The Giants
In 2005, the New York City Giants offered Plaxico Burress a lucrative six-year deal and he signed on the dotted line. Without hesitation, he became their number one receiver and made it look easy.
In four seasons, he had two years with at least 1,000-yards and a total of 33 touchdowns. He may have had some off-field issues, but what he meant to the Giants on the field during the height of the Eli Manning era was worth every penny paid.