Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets kickerNick Folk
(2) kicks a field goal against the Miami Dolphins during their game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
For anyone who didn’t know, today was the first day that a team could apply the franchise tag to a player, guaranteeing him a one year contract.
Today, we talk about how much the tag costs at each position. Here is a rundown, courtesy of the Jaguars’ website:
- Quarterback: $16,086,000
- Defensive End: $12,475,000
- Wide Receiver: $11,539,000
- Cornerback: $11,256,000
- Offensive Linemen: $11,126,000
- Linebacker: $10,895,000
- Defensive Tackle: $9,182,000
- Running Back: $9,074,000
- Safety: $8,021,000
- Tight End: $6,709,000
- Kicker: $3,383,000
Now that we have these figures, what do you think? Should we give out the tag?
To me, it’s a good thing that we are already in negotiations with Austin Howard, because one year at $11.1 million is a bit high for a right tackle.
Nick Folk would be an interesting choice. We know how clutch he was during all of 2013. The tag has been used before on a kicker, but should we be committing over $3 million to a kicker?
Talk about it below……..