NFL players are also looking to make the most money they can because the average career is less than about four years. That's why long-term deals with the most amount of guaranteed money means everything to them.
Many players will also start seeking new contracts while they still have one or two years left on their current deals. Team owners are reluctant (sometimes for good reason) to hand out large contracts to players for a variety of reasons: off-field issues, age, wear-and-tear, etc.
As a fan, you hope your favorite players get paid and stay happy so he can help your favorite team win. We ask you, which of the following players deserves his big payday first? Vote on the poll below.