(03-02-2012 02:26 PM)RFlagg Wrote: Since we seem to rarely use the franchise tag (this was just the 2nd time we've used it), I decided to look up more info on it. Turns out, there are 2 types of franchise tag.
An exclusive franchise player tag means the club has full negotiating rights with that player and the player can't talk with another club. The team must offer a player a 20 percent increase over his previous year's salary, an equal to or greater salary than the average of the five highest paid players at that player's position at the conclusion of the restricted free agent signing period (April 15) or an equal to or greater salary than the average of the five highest paid players at that players position the previous year, whichever total is greatest.
Non-exclusive franchise players may listen to offers from other teams, but the player's original team has the right to match any offer. If the original team allows a non-exclusive free agent to sign elsewhere, it gets two first-round draft choices as compensation. The conditions for designating this tag are the same as designating an exclusive franchise player, except the team does not have to match the average salary of the top five position players at the tagged player's position at the end of the restricted free agent signing period. Hypothetically, this type of franchise player would be cheaper to keep than an exclusive one. A non-exclusive franchise player may negotiate with other NFL teams, but if he signs an offer sheet from another team, the original team has a right to match the terms of that offer, or if it does not match the offer and thus loses the player, is entitled to receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.
Most likely, this will be a non-exclusive franchise tag, which will keep teams away. However, just think if he does end up leaving anyway. I'd be willing to trade Grimes for 2 first round picks any day of the week.
you're damned straight i would!!!!
i know i'm in the minority, but when i read they franchised him, i cringed. i just don't think he's worth 10.8 million, go ahead and flame away,i don't care, i'm entitled to my opinion