The first wave of NFL free agency is behind us. Most of the big-market names have determined where they will play next season, and the splashiest moves have been made.
While the job of a general manager doesn't stop here—the next wave of signings will be important as well—we have enough deals (and cuts) to get a feel for which direction teams are going.
Every squad entered free agency with a different goal. Some entered this period with tons of cash to spend. Others had to get creative to just retain essential talent.
In evaluating free agency, there are key questions to ask about each team's performance.