With the NFL offseason comes free agency, and once the Super Bowl has wrapped, there are a few names to keep an eye out for-- because they're going to get PAID. Teams across the league will be ready to empty their pockets to lure some of the hottest stars, many of whom have a chance to earn some extra money with strong playoff performances.
Let's identify four players currently in the postseason ready to strike it rich in the coming months.
1. Brandon Graham
Brandon Graham's nine-year stint in Philly could be coming to and end, and as one of the best outside pass rushers in the league, there will be a healthy market for the 30-year-old.
Graham has recorded 42.5 sacks during his time with the Eagles. He has proved his worth as a star defensive player and will be looking to cash in for one last big-time pay day while he's still in his prime.
2. Mark Ingram
After forming the most deadly running back duo in football season with teammate Alvin Kamara, Saints star Mark Ingram may be looking elsewhere to take on a true feature back role.
The former Heisman Trophy winner has posted over an impressive 1,700 yards rushing and 18 TDs in his last two seasons in New Orleans, but with Kamara snatching a significant portion the work, the bruising back will have to weigh outside offers seriously.
3. Demarcus Lawrence
Demarcus Lawrence is likely to be the highest-paid player in free agency. As an elite pas rusher who is still only 26 years old, he is only trending upwards. Lawrence posted 10.5 sacks for the Cowboys this season and was selected to his first Pro Bowl.
With the Dallas defense also still dominating in the playoffs, this will only make D-Law more expensive. If the team does't opt to pay him this offseason, someone else will-- a lot.
4. Trey Flowers
Another young stud pass rusher who could be available this offseason is Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers. He has broken out as a star defender for the defending AFC champs seemingly out of nowhere.
The former fourth-round pick has blossomed into one of the NFL's true rising talents off the edge, and with 21 sacks under his belt at just 25 years old, franchises across the league will be lining up for Flowers' signature if he wants to test the market.