True... the franchise tag can also be used to strategically extend negotiations on a longer term deal during free agency. Good Point.
Originally Posted by giantsfan420
I would imagine though that the team can't lowball the longer term contract too much because the player still has the choice to sign the franchise tag offer and take more money 100% upfront for 1 year. Beatty had been making less than $1 million per year on his previous contract. All of a sudden, you'd give him a chance to sign almost $10 million in guaranteed money for one year? That long term contract better have some $$ to outweigh that. I just don't think he's a top Tackle in the league to warrant a franchise tag in my opinion.
Last edited by BigBlueAllDay; 02-14-2013 at 10:56 PM.