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Projected franchise & transition tags

Posted by Chris Brown on February 12, 2013 – 2:49 pm

For those that haven’t seen them here are the projected franchise and transition tag figures for 2013.

The league has not finalized these figures as of yet, but they will do so in March. The figures are a bit of a moving target because if one player is franchised, his salary is then factored in for the next player at that position that might be franchised thereby increasing the value of the figure.

2013 Projected franchise and transition tag tenders
CB: Franchise: $10.668         Transition: $8.939
DE: Franchise: $10.984         Transition: $8.994
DT: Franchise: $8.306           Transition: $6.919
K/P: Franchise: $2.926         Transition: $2.654
LB: Franchise: $9.455           Transition: $8.216
OL: Franchise: $9.660           Transition: $8.560
QB: Franchise: $14.642         Transition: $12.845
RB: Franchise: $8.079           Transition: $6.851
S: Franchise: $6.798             Transition: $5.899
TE: Franchise: $5.962            Transition: $5.105
WR: Franchise: $10.357        Transition: $8.716


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Franchise tag projections

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2011 – 11:22 am

According to the NFL the league’s 32 teams can begin making use of the franchise and transition tags on prospective free agent players beginning today. However, franchise and transition tag amounts have yet to be released by the league. So here are the projections by position.

Mac’s Football Blog has done some number crunching and they provide projections for what the franchise and transition tag amounts will be at each position. Needless to say some of the figures are getting to a very cost prohibitive level.

Some of it is due to the ballooning of a top player’s salary (See: Albert Haynesworth – $24M in 2010 or Miles Austin – $17M in 2010). Those figures raise the average of the top 5 or top 10 players at a position considerably.

The biggest projected franchise tag jumps are at DT ($5.3M) and CB ($4.8M). 

The only tag anticipated to drop is the OL franchise tag because guys like Philadelphia’s Jason Peters and Seattle’s Sean Locklear agreed to restructure their deals in 2010 giving them lesser annual salary this past year.

In any event here are the ugly numbers from Mac’s Football Blog, which is why I’m not anticipating a whole lot of tagging this offseason.

QB
2010 – FT $16.4M, TT $14.546M
2011 projection – FT $17.095M, TT $14.762M

RB
2010 – FT $8.156M, TT $7.151M
2011 projection – FT $9.864M, TT $8.047M

WR
2010 – FT $9.521M, TT $8.651M
2011 projection – FT $11.933M, TT $10.024M

TE
2010 – FT $5.908M, TT $5.248M
2011 projection – FT $7.285M, TT 6.246M

OL
2010 – FT $10.731M, TT $9.142M
2011 projection – FT $10.51M, TT $9.311M

DE
2010 – FT $12.398M, TT $10.193M
2011 projection – FT $13.005M, TT $10.306M

DT
2010 – FT $7.003M, TT $6.353M
2011 projection - FT $12.381M, TT $9.405M

LB
2010 – FT $9.368M, TT $8.373M
2011 projection – FT $10.191M, TT $8.943M 

CB
2010 – FT $9.566M, TT $8.056M
2011 projection – FT $14.354M, TT $11.817M

S
2010 – FT $6.455M, TT $6.011M
2011 projection – FT $9.625M, TT $8.202M

K/P
2010 – FT $2.841M, TT $2.629M
2011 projection – FT $3.26M, $2.956M


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