That's not necessarily a bad thing, it just is what it is. We haven't signed what we thought was an elite player in free agency since Sean Gilbert in 1998. We haven't had a Colts 2015 offseason since 1996 when we signed Eric Davis and Kevin Greene, both of which were coming off Pro Bowl years.
If you decide to become a fan of the Carolina Panthers, this is what you sign up for and should know going in. We'll have a quiet free agency period this year, next year, and the year after that. Why that has kept happening through different GMs, I can only speculate. But don't act like our big free agent signing being some dude named Teddy Williams is something that's only happened this year and has only happened with Gettleman.