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How Much Does a Franchise Tag Cost?


Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets kicker

Nick 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.

We talked several days ago about whom the Jets could give the tag to.  We talked about the only candidates really being Austin Howard, and Nick Folk.

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……..