The results from yesterday were not surprising at all. So let’s get straight to the inevitable question that some of you may find difficult. Decades of divisional enmity, or a short but intense burst of animosity? You decide!
We know that the franchise tag isn’t exactly loved by NFL players. An NFL team can tag a player for three straight seasons and prevent the player from testing the market in the prime of his career.
But as we are learning from the two teams who have tagged players for the second straight year, tagging a player all the time can come back to haunt you from a team management perspective.
Tagging a player sounds like a good idea in theory. You get to keep the player for three years without a long-term commitment, then you can let him test the market when he’s 28 to 30 years old, at which point his value might be declining and you get him at a lower cost.
But is it really worth doing so when it costs you a large sum over a three-year period?
Continue reading Tagging A Player Three Straight Years Is Always Bad For Teams
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