Didn't see this anywhere else. If it's out there, mods can whack this thread. This is the '06 franchise numbers: http://www.askthecommish.com/articles/page.asp?pid=22 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.