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 Post subject: What exactly does Franchising a player mean?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:28 pm 
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I posted this on one of the other folders before I realized I should have posted here.

What exactly does it mean when a team franchises a player and how does that play against their salary cap?

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When a team "franchises" a player (and they can only franchise one) it means that the player is guaranteed an average of the top 5 salaries at his position for one year. If another team wishes to sign that player they would have to compensate the original team with two first round draft picks.

As far as what it does to the cap, it's straight salary for the player and counts 100% against the cap.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:10 pm 
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Thanks Cappy!

Ok another question....I can see the benefit from the player's point of view. But what about from the organization's?

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Also we should note that two 1st round picks is not always the compensation. The signing team can avoid that level of comp by negotiating a deal with the former team that involves trading that player to the signing team for a certain pick, and then once that player's rights are with the new team, he can be signed to a multi-year contract.

This is what happened when the Falcons acquired Peerless Price. He was franchised by the Bills, traded for just one #1 pick, and the Falcons signed him to a new contract. I believe the last time a player was acquired for 2 #1s, it was Keyshawn Johnson going to Tampa Bay.

There is also the transition tag which is the average salary of the Top 10 players at the position. Here is the price list for this year's franchsie and transition tags:

Franchise tags

Quarterbacks $8.789 million
Running Backs $6.085 million
Wide Receivers $6.172 million
Tight Ends $3.327 million
Offensive Linemen $6.983 million
Defensive Ends $8.332 million
Defensive Tackles $5.656 million
Linebackers $7.169 million
Cornerbacks $5.893 million
Safeties $4.109 million
Specialists $2.468 million

Transition tags

Quarterbacks $8.327 million
Running Backs $5.153 million
Wide Receivers $5.160 million
Tight Ends $2.718 million
Offensive Linemen $6.391 million
Defensive Ends $7.075 million
Defensive Tackles $4.463 million
Linebackers $6.144 million
Cornerbacks $4.744 million
Safeties $3.592 million
Specialists $2.045 million

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BLESS wrote:
Thanks Cappy!

Ok another question....I can see the benefit from the player's point of view. But what about from the organization's?


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For the team, the benefit can either be that they now hold the cards as far as trading the player as Pudge stated OR

They get to keep the player without shelling out a lot of upfront money. If the player gets hurt then they are just out the one season instead of possibly 5 or 6 years of signing bonus money.


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Also teams have previously used the franchise tag to stop players hitting free agency and sign them to long term deals.
Players and their agents seem to have become wise to this recently though and signing the franchise tender to play for one year on an inflated deal has become more common.


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