NFL 2021 Tuesday is the limit for teams to use the designation
TAfter several weeks of hiatus, the NFL begins to turn up the heat of the offseason. While free agency will steal the spotlight by having a ‘massacre’ of severed players to be below the salary cap, the activity focused on the franchise players.
Tuesday is the limit for teams to use this designation, which retains the players for a year and also gives a few weeks of cushion to be able to agree on a long-term contract.
Here the players who have already been designated for the 2021 season, with the figures not yet established since the salary cap has not been defined.
For the second year in a row, Denver designates the safety. This second season under the label it is estimated that it would be worth a contract of more than 14 million.
Another safety, but being his first year, it is estimated that he will receive a 10.5 million contract.
The deal for the lineman is expected to be between $ 13.5 million and $ 14 million.
The reigning champions had several alternatives and chose to use the designation for one of Brady’s favorite receivers, instead of linebackers Lavonte David and Shaq Barrett, that they will go to free agency
Dak and the Cowboys agreed to an extension Monday, but all the details are not defined, so the team will designate you on what everything is solved.
The Jaguars retain the team’s blindside protector for the arrival of Trevor Lawrence.
Another team that uses the tag again on the player who received it last year, which would cost 19.35 million.
For the second year in a row, the capital’s team uses the designation on the lineman, which will cost $ 18.04 million, 120% of the 2020 tag, which was $ 15.03.
Chicago does not let go of its best receiver and will have to pay him $ 17.88 million guaranteed by 2021, according to Spotrac.
A somewhat surprising designation, the Saints use the tag to keep one of their deep starters.
While the appointments are giving rise to talk, there is also news about players who will not have the franchise tag and will become free agents.
the LB Bud dupree with the Steelers, the TE Hunter henry with the Chargers, the OG Joe thuney of the Patriots and the WR Kenny golladay of the Lions. The first three received the designation in 2020. Chris carson of the Seahawks will also not be designated or Hasson Reddick of the Cardinas.
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. The 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.