Well since everyone is getting into the act today I figured I would post the numbers from my records as to what I think the tag will be based on a $121.1 million dollar salary cap. None of these are official and just to give an idea of what teams may be spending to keep their star players:
Teams can start to tag players today but it is doubtful that too many players will be immediately franchised, especially those whose long term contracts would likely come in under the values of the tags.
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.