NFL 2021 The window for designation begins Tuesday and ends March 9
mel Tuesday, February 23 the two-week window begins for NFL teams to use the franchise player designation for the next season, a tool that teams have to retain a member of your squad before they become a free agent.
The label was first implemented in 1993 and eIt’s not very popular with gamers, as it gives them one of the best contracts in their respective positions, but prevents them from reaching free agency and is not a deal that gives them long-term stability.
There are three types of designations: transition label, exclusive and non-exclusive. In general they are calculated in the same way (the average of the 5 or 10 best salaries of the position), but what changes is if another team can negotiate and if there is compensation if they go to another franchise.
The transition label It allows other teams to negotiate with the player but gives an opportunity to match the offer and, if they do not, they do not receive compensation from Draft selections. The salary for the year under this label is the average of the top 10 salaries for the position.
The non-exclusive label it is similar in the sense that the other teams can negotiate with the player. If they offer a contract that the player accepts, the original team can call. Failure to do so would receive two first-round picks In return. Salary is calculated with the average of the five best contracts in the position in the last five years.
The exclusive label gives a salary of the average of the top 5 for the position in the NFL in that year and no other team can negotiate with the player. It is less used: only Le’Veon Bell (2017, Steelers), Kirk Cousins (2017, Washington), Von Miller (2016, Broncos) and Drew Brees (2012, Saints) have received it since 2012.
A team can wear the tag for up to three years in a row, but each season is more expensive than the last. ANDThe second year would cost 120% of the previous contract if it is higher than the average of the five largest contracts in the league at that position, a figure that rises to 144% of the third year.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback was already designated last seasonBut he suffered an injury in week 5 that left him out for the entire year, so now the Texan team could put the tag back on and decide whether or not he is the long-term quarterback.
The receiver was injured most of the season, but in 2018 and 2019 he surpassed 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns combined.
The Green Bay Packers running back will be looking for a contract based on his big numbers, as he passed 1,000 rushing yards last season and scored nine touchdowns.
The receiver of the current NFL champion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will also enter the free agency market and will seek a contract according to his large numbers in recent seasons.
The safety of the New York Jets was the angular thought of the defense after the departure of Jamal Adams, the New York squad was thrown on his shoulders with two quarterback sacks, two interceptions and 11 passes defended, in addition to being second in team with 88 tackles.
Another safety, in this case from the Denver Broncos, possibly the most sought-after agent at his position and one of the best last season. He had five interceptions and 96 tackles. The problem is that in 2020 he played under the designation, so the price would go up.
A very talented receiver who thanks to his work can help a team that needs to improve on offense, but the Bears will seek to retain him since he is only 27 years old. He’s one of the best catchers in the league, but he’s had to play with Blake Bortles and Mitchell Trubisky. almost his entire career.
Retain the Deshaun Watson’s favorite receiver it could be a first step in trying to fix the situation with your QB. Fuller will miss the first game of the year due to suspension, but he is a threat of big plays at all times.
Another safety on the list. The Rams have serious pressure on the contract they gave Jared Goff, but Johnson was the one who commanded the plays on defense and key in their schemes, so they could look to retain him for another year.
While he will be 33 at the start of next season, his stint in the military means that he doesn’t have as many years of wear and tear in the league. He’s been a long-time mainstay of the Steelers offense and the team could retain him for another year to seek to go for the title with the current core.
As we already mentioned, the franchise tag is the average of the top five salaries in the league. CBS Sports estimated the likely numbers, which depend on the salary cap for the following season.
Cornerback: 14.4 million
Defensive end: 15.4 million
Defensive tackle: 13.3 million
Linebacker: 14.18 million
Offensive lineman: 13.19 million
Kicker: 4.3 million
Quarterback: 24.07 million
Broker: 8.3 million
Security: 10.18 million
Tight end: 9.2 million
Receiver: 15.32 million
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