I don't know if the franchise tag per se is what's hurting the team as opposed to a player that according to NFL.com only got 94 combined tackles last season...and wants at least the same money that Ray Lewis is getting.
I don't doubt that Peterson is SFs best defender but wheather they dropped the franchise tag on him or not he is still wanting a truck full off cash. I would be willing to bet that his asking price would be the same if he was tagged or not.
Who's the Man?... J-Man, that's WHO!
Eat 'em Up, KATS!