Originally Posted by texanfan2002114
In the past, a franchise tag was derived from averaging the top five salaries at a particular position from the previous season. The new formula is much more complicated and is formed by determining the franchise tags at that position over the last five years as a percentage of the overall cap figure in each of those five years."
His number is coming down if he gets franchised from the way that reads.
No, the franchise tag is the above formula or
the player's previous year's salary + 20%. Whichever is higher
. Williams' 2010 salary of $14 mill or so, with the added 20%, will trump the formula.
Haven't we been over this ad nauseam?