Top 15 Greatest Free Agent Signings in NFL History

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1. Drew Brees – QB
Old Team: San Diego Chargers
New Team: New Orleans Saints

When you talk about free agency and what it can do to a players career, look no further than the quintessential example of Drew Brees. His career with the Chargers hadn’t been that bad but after acquiring Philip Rivers the team moved on from Brees and the rest is history. Brees joined the Saints in 2006, became their starter, lead them to the team’s first ever Super Bowl berth and victory, helped rebuild and unite an entire city, and has solidified himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Drew Brees’ story is one of the most amazing football stories ever told and it’s a testament to how seismic free agency can be to a player’s career and a franchise’s legacy.