Every NFL team's offseason is filled with small moves and marginal personnel decisions. Sometimes, that series of small moves will build a winner. But a big, bold move always helps by dramatically improving talent at an important position or changing the overall direction of the franchise. Those daring moves often make the offseason fun for fans.
So we have enlisted Scott Spratt, Robert Weintraub, J.P. Acosta, Mike Tanier, Rivers McCown, Derrik Klassen, Bryan Knowles and Vincent Verhei from Football Outsiders to suggest 32 bold moves, one for each team.
Some of these moves are realistic and could very well happen when free agency rolls around on March 16 or when the NFL Draft kicks off in April; and others are more far-fetched. But each would provide a significant change and improve a team's chances of winning future Super Bowls.
We will often refer to Football Outsiders' DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) metric, which takes every play during the season and compares it to a baseline adjusted for situation and opponent. It is explained further here.
Keep in mind that moves are suggested for each team independently of the moves suggested for other teams, which is why you may see some veteran quarterbacks suggested as trade targets for multiple franchises.
Let's now take a look, starting with the NFC West.