5 of the Biggest Free Agency Moves in NFL History

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5 of the Biggest Free Agency Moves in NFL History
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The NFL's free agency period has become a pivotal time for teams to transform their rosters and make a push for championship glory. Over the years, there have been several monumental free agency moves that have not only changed the fortunes of teams but have also left an indelible mark on the league's history. As the we enter this year's free agency period, we explore some of the most significant free agency signings, featuring a mix of the biggest names and the most impactful acquisitions, from both recent times and the past.
Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020)
Arguably the most significant free agency move in recent NFL history is Tom Brady's departure from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. After a storied 20-year career with the Patriots, Brady signed a two-year deal with the Buccaneers and immediately led them to a Super Bowl victory in his first season, earning his fifth Super Bowl MVP award.
Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos (2012)
Peyton Manning's move to the Denver Broncos in 2012 after 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts was a game-changer. Manning's arrival in Denver led to two Super Bowl appearances and one victory in Super Bowl 50, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Reggie White to the Green Bay Packers (1993)
Defensive end Reggie White's signing with the Green Bay Packers in 1993 was a landmark moment in NFL free agency. White's decision to join the Packers was a shock to many, but it paid dividends as he helped lead the team to a Super Bowl win and revitalized the franchise.
Deion Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers (1994)
Cornerback Deion Sanders' one-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers in 1994 was nothing short of spectacular. Sanders was instrumental in the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX victory and was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Drew Brees to the New Orleans Saints (2006)
Drew Brees' signing with the New Orleans Saints in 2006 was a transformative move for the franchise. Brees led the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl win in 2009 and became the face of the franchise for over a decade.

What name have we missed that have had big moves in Free Agency?

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