DAILY DISCUSSION: Franchise Tags & Signings

March 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Arain Foster and the Texans reached an agreement for a new 5-year deal.  Wes Welker got the franchise tag from the Patriots, among many other stars.

Here is ESPN's best & worst uses of the franchise tag.  Do you agree? Which ones surprised you?

And are you surprised more deals like Fosters' didn't get done before the deadline.



  • http://fanspeak.com/members/meg08/ Megan Shoup

    I was very suprised that more "key" players didn't just get resigned and got franchised instead. Wouldn't it have made more sense to resign Drew Brees, Wes Welker and Ray Rice to long term deals now to lock that up. If they all have good seasons again, wouldn't that drive their price up further?

    • http://fanspeak.com/members/beltwayboysports/ beltwayboysports

      That's what they are attempting to do. The tag basically allows them the protection from another team swooping in and taking the player from them. The teams tried to sign them but a deal wasn't struck and this prevents them from hitting the open market and the team ultimately getting nothing in return. They can still reach a long term deal.