Now that the NFL’s franchise tag period is in full swing, starting on February 16, some of the most prominent free agents will quickly come off the market.
The past two offseason saw six players tagged. Typically targets of a franchise tag are players who are vital for an organization and whose regular negotiated salary is greater than the salary associated with franchise tag.
Since Denver dominated the Super Bowl with defense, look for top defensive players to be tagged first. The following are this year’s top five contenders for their team’s franchise tag.