For NFL teams looking to improve on their performances from the previous year, the offseason provides a golden opportunity to revamp their rosters. Aside from the NFL draft, free agency and trades are the most effective ways to better their personnel.
Of course, teams can also improve simply by cutting underperforming players loose, creating an addition-by-subtraction effect. For now, though, we'll focus on players who were actively acquired by new teams. PointAfter, a sports visualization site that's part of Graphiq, reviewed the offseason transactions of all 32 teams and picked the best addition for each franchise.
While some long-term, big-money contracts dolled out by teams are sure to become albatrosses over time, we'll focus mostly on what a player is expected to bring to his new team for the 2016 season alone. We'll break down each team division by division, starting with the AFC East and working our way out west until we've analyzed the top addition for each franchise.