Analyzing Every AFC Team's Top Franchise Tag Candidate

Every March, teams and their impending free agents work ferociously to ink an extension. Some player-team combos agree to a deal, but many more fail to finalize terms. For teams, the franchise tag works as a useful tool to keep players under contract for one more year. Even if the player wants out, the team gets to retain them for a high salary. How is this fair? Well, many argue it is not, and that remains up for debate. Nevertheless, the league and player’s union agreed to terms to set what each position’s franchise tag salary looks like. When the player is tagged for the first time, their s…

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