Free agency changed the makeup of the NFL in no time at all. The wild spending of the first market in 1993 prompted the introduction of a salary cap a year later. It would ultimately mean parity within the big league, but in 1994 the proliferation of cap casualties swelled an already star-studded free-agent class.

This market was dominated by the San Francisco 49ers. Tired of being bitch-slapped by the Dallas Cowboys during the previous two seasons, the Niners set about buying a fifth Lombardi Trophy. Linebackers Ken Norton Jr. …

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