Twenty-one potential free agents were given the franchise tag by the deadline on Monday afternoon.

Players without a contract who did not receive a tag are now free agents.

Some of the league's top performers are now free to sign with any team that has enough room under the salary cap. Whether it's because the price was too high, or team's had to use their tag on someone else, some of the league's best players will be changing uniforms next year.

Here are the top five players who have become unrestricted free agents after not receiving the franchise tag.