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Franchise tag updates

Posted on: February 10, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

While it’s still being debated whether NFL teams can use the franchise tag (the Union is saying “Go ahead – just know, it won’t mean anything”), reports started trickling out on Thursday about WHO will draw the tags.

Not surprisingly, the Colts are said to be ready to slap Manning with a $23 million tag if they’re unable to reach a long-term deal.

According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, the Patriots will franchise guard Logan Mankins. (That should go over well – Mankins, unable to come to a long-term deal with the club last season, held out seven games).

Speaking of holdouts, earlier in the day we mentioned in Hot Routes that the Chargers might be willing to pay the $10 million it would cost to franchise tag Vincent Jackson. And the Raiders are going to tag either tight end Zach Miller or defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

All this depending, of course, on whether there even is a franchise tag.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:57 am
 

Franchise tag updates

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2011 10:31 am
 

Franchise tag updates

I hate the franchise tag.  The idea you can control what a player makes for a year or two based on what others make ususally is bad.  If you had a job and they capped you, you would be mad especially is you were the best at your position.

In theory you are correct, the franchise tag sucks for a lot of players and yes, it allows the owners to have a lot of control over them.

If you allowed players to take off and sign elswhere sooner then they already can,  it would cripple a lot of teams.  Competition wouldn't be nearly as good as it is right now... Up until at least this point, there has never been a rookie cap.  So teams have invested an incredible amount of money in rookies before they lined up for one snap in the NFL.  Some worked out but a lot don't work out at all.   The teams are on the hook for bad salaries yet when a player actually performs he wants the ability to leave asap?  NFL teams can't be forced to pay bad contracts but as soon as a good player comes along lose him without the ability to tag him...

BUT... if a rookie cap comes along, I'm willing to change my tune because players will now have to earn their keep.  IF there is a rookie cap and a player dominates or plays outstanding football, he then deserves to be compensated and then yes, I think the tag sucks.

Look at Suh on the Lions.  AWESOME year.  How many defensive tackles get 10 sacks in any one year in their career, let alone in their rookie season?? Literally almost NOBODY does that.  If he continued to do that for another 3 years and was playing out a rookie contract that was capped, he should be able to negotiate the best deal he could find elsewhere.  But since he's going to make about 60 million dollars in his first contract, in that case he already got compensated for his play so being tagged is fair in my opinion.





Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2011 12:10 am
 

Franchise tag updates

 I hate the franchise tag.  The idea you can control what a player makes for a year or two based on what others make ususally is bad.  If you had a job and they capped you, you would be mad especially is you were the best at your position.  I would like the tag to be removed now.  Ok, I know they plan to keep it, but in some cases (Mankins, Jackson), it sucks.  They are worth far more than that tags gets them.


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