View Full Version : '06 Franchise Tag Amounts

02-09-2006, 05:08 PM
Didn't see this anywhere else. If it's out there, mods can whack this thread. This is the '06 franchise numbers:


To save the obvious question, this is all treated capwise as base salary. It goes off the team's cap if the player is traded. If a player is franchised and later re-signed to a long term deal with the same team, the cap hit is adjusted based on the new signing bonus proration and base salaries.

02-09-2006, 05:11 PM
I wonder if they are talking about redoing this system. The use of roster bonuses is making these numbers very volatile. A year ago CB's were at $8.8 mil, above even QB's at $8.08 mil due to Winfield getting his signing bonus as a roster bonus. Now they are down to $5.9 mil and DE's have swung up almost $2 mil.

02-09-2006, 05:28 PM
It's not being publicized but I imagine franchising and transition tagging is on the docket during CBA negotiations. The players seem to hate this system

02-09-2006, 05:31 PM
I would think at the top of their list would be some limitation on the number of times the franchise tag can be used in a row.

02-09-2006, 05:35 PM
Call it the Alexander Rule....

02-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Quick question, how many times did the Colts use it on Edgerrin? Was it two years in a row? More/less? and how many has it been for alexander now.

02-09-2006, 07:31 PM
I'm pretty sure the Colts only F tagged Edge once - this past season - just like Alexander. Both of them were unhappy about it but only Alexander had something put in his contract that prevented a repeat. Walter Jones was tagged by the Hawks multiple times.

02-09-2006, 07:50 PM
thanks for the info.

02-09-2006, 07:54 PM
I think Pace in St. Louis was taged in back to back years also.

02-09-2006, 08:27 PM
Yea, once you HAVE a stud LT, you do NOT let him go.