Franchise tag applicants for all 32 NFL groups | NFL Information, Ratings and Statistics

The NFL by no means sleeps, and neither will we right here at PFF. The primary vital date of the 2021 offseason is already proper across the nook, as February 23 marks the outlet for when groups can position the franchise or transition tenders on their respective loose brokers. That tag window runs via March nine. Groups might use just one comfortable according to offseason, so the verdict has ripple results around the roster.

Following Adam Schefter’s record that the wage cap is anticipated to be between $180 million and $181 million, we break up the adaptation with a $180.five million 2021 wage cap projection. The use of that determine, franchise tag projections tentatively pop out to: 

Place Designation 2021 Projection ($180.5M Cap)
Cornerback $14.894M
Defensive finish $15.893M
Defensive take on $13.736M
Linebacker $14.630M
Offensive line $13.602M
Punter or kicker $Four.433M
Quarterback $24.829M
Working again $eight.561M
Protection $10.496M
Tight finish $nine.495M
Huge receiver $15.808M

With those numbers in thoughts, we took a glance around the NFL to talk about the perhaps franchise tag applicants for all 32 groups (if there’s one).

ARZ | ATL | BLT | BUF | CAR | CIN | CHI | CLE | DEN | DAL | DET | GB | HOU | IND | JAX | KC | LVR | LAC | LAR | MIA | MIN | NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF | SEA | TB | TEN | WFT

ARIZONA CARDINALS: EDGE/LB Haason Reddick

2020 total grade: 72.eight
Projected franchise tag quantity: $14.630M

Reddick’s explosion on the finish of the season is precisely the kind of state of affairs the franchise tag mechanism was once designed for (no less than in principle), because the Cardinals now would possibly like to peer every other complete season of Reddick enjoying at the edge. The previous off-ball linebacker made the transfer for the 2020 season, and as soon as he settled into his new position, he exploded down the stretch.

He was once named PFF’s “greatest wonder” at edge rusher for the 2020 season, largely on account of an absolute tear over the overall 4 weeks of the marketing campaign — together with a five-sack trip towards the Giants. The Cardinals might nonetheless need to see extra from their 2017 first-round variety, and because of the drop within the wage cap, his franchise tag quantity isn’t all that other from the kind of $10 million fifth-year possibility that Arizona declined after the 2019 season. This permits the Cardinals to get a whole take a look at Reddick as an edge rusher after which most likely pay him after 2021 when Chandler Jones may also be a loose agent coming off his age-31 season.


ATLANTA FALCONS: S Keanu Neal

2020 total grade: 68.2
Projected franchise tag quantity: $10.496M

The Falcons caught through Keanu Neal after accidents knocked him out for nearly all the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He performed the 2020 marketing campaign on a $6.466 million fifth-year possibility. Neal capitalized at the alternative to show off his ability earlier than hitting loose company, in particular demonstrating his sturdiness whilst enjoying nearly 1,000 snaps. Then again, new defensive coordinator Dean Pees runs numerous Quilt 2 seems, and plenty of really feel that wouldn’t jell neatly with what Neal excels at. This is able to doubtlessly paintings towards a reunion in Atlanta.

Neal is a prototypical field protection who may just play rapid and downhill for his former head trainer Dan Quinn, now the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, or in quite a lot of different predominantly Quilt Three schemes.


BALTIMORE RAVENS: EDGE Yannick Ngakoue

2020 total grade: 69.nine
Projected franchise tag quantity: $15.893M

This is probably not too most probably, as the rationale Ngakoue even discovered himself in Baltimore this yr was once on account of his refusal to play at the franchise tag in Jacksonville. That without a doubt may well be extra indicative of his emotions concerning the group than the franchise tag, then again.

However it’s now not unattainable, and an important wrinkle this is that Ngakoue didn’t negotiate a no-tag provision into his revised one-year, $12 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings (who then after all traded him to the Ravens midseason). Ngakoue agreed to take a considerable pay reduce simply to get out of Jacksonville, shedding his $17.788 million franchise tag all of the approach all the way down to $12 million.

The second one franchise tag quantity is both the league-wide quantity or 120% of the participant’s prior yr wage — whichever is bigger. Ngakoue’s teammate, edge rusher Matthew Judon, additionally negotiated a revised franchise tag quantity for 2020. The Ravens firstly positioned the linebacker franchise tag on him, however he argued he was once a defensive finish. This isn’t the primary time this has came about, and it gained’t be the closing.

In the end, the Ravens agreed to take the typical of the 2 numbers ($17.808M and $15.828M) and pay Judon $16.808 million for 2020, that means a 2nd tag for him would eclipse $20 million.

This leaves Ngakoue because the most probably candidate in Baltimore.


BUFFALO BILLS: T Daryl Williams

2020 total grade: 79.Four
Projected franchise tag quantity: $13.602M

Some can have anticipated to peer linebacker Matt Milano as a substitute, however the franchise tag positional designations supply our reasoning right here. The “linebacker” designation for franchise tag functions comprises Three-Four out of doors linebackers; as an example, edge rusher Shaquil Barrett had the linebacker franchise tag put on him for the 2020 season. Whilst Milano is an excellent off-ball linebacker and is on the lookout for a brand new deal that might doubtlessly achieve $14.630 million on a per-year foundation, that quantity is most probably on the subject of the ceiling, if now not above it.

Then again, the offensive line franchise tag applies to all 5 positions alongside the road. This, after all, is superb for facilities and guards and irritating for tackles. Proper take on Daryl Williams was once a really perfect offseason addition for the Expenses, enjoying at the veteran minimal and generating a 79.Four PFF grade within the common season that ranked 21st amongst 93 qualifying tackles.

The $13.602 million quantity may well be someplace within the ballpark of what Williams is on the lookout for on a per-year foundation, however the Expenses have a handful of gamers they wish to handle this offseason, so most likely a long-term deal may not be reached. Expenses basic supervisor Brandon Beane looks as if a genius for locking in cornerback Tre’Davious White and left take on Dion Dawkins to five-year extensions proper earlier than a number of cornerbacks and left tackles had been signed for a lot more.

Dawkins’ 2020 extension averages $14.575 million according to yr, which gives forged leverage in negotiations with Williams. After all, each and every negotiation is separate, however it’d be extraordinarily difficult for Williams to justify making greater than Dawkins (who performs the higher-paid take on place, and really well), even though Dawkins’ deal is now a big bargain.

If Beane does in the end prolong Daryl Williams earlier than New Orleans Saints proper take on Ryan Ramczyk indicators a large new deal, he may just once more be early to the marketplace and feature a bargain deal immediately.


CAROLINA PANTHERS: T Taylor Moton

2020 total grade: 81.2
Projected franchise tag quantity: $13.602M

With the Carolina Panthers reportedly within the combine on each and every to be had quarterback this offseason, together with creating a aggressive be offering for Matthew Stafford, something is apparent: There can be a brand new signal-caller beneath heart quickly sufficient, even though now not in Week 1.

That is all of the extra reason why for Carolina to retain its absolute best younger offensive lineman, who is been a type of consistency at proper take on since changing into a full-time starter in 2018. The Panthers might lose left take on Russell Okung to loose company, so that they’ll wish to substitute him, as neatly, however shedding each bookends can’t be an possibility.

The proper take on marketplace has in the end skilled the much-needed spice up it deserved, with the Raiders’ Trent Brown exploding the highest of the marketplace to $16.five million according to yr adopted through the Eagles’ Lane Johnson elevating that bar to $18 million. This franchise tag quantity would nonetheless fit in fourth amongst proper tackles, slightly under the Browns’ Jack Conklin, however Moton’s NFC South counterpart Ryan Ramczyk may just really well change that quickly.

Sep 27, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears extensive receiver Allen Robinson II (12) runs towards Atlanta Falcons protection Damontae Kazee (27) right through the primary part at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Credit score: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports activities

CHICAGO BEARS: WR Allen Robinson II

2020 total grade: 88.Four
Projected franchise tag quantity: $18M

There is not any projection right here, as Robinson would have his personal franchise tag quantity on account of the NFL’s collective bargaining settlement. The tag quantity for each and every participant is both the league-wide calculation for his or her respective place or 120% of the participant’s prior-year wage — whichever is bigger. Robinson’s “prior-year wage,” according to the governing phase of the CBA, is his complete $15 million 2020 cap hit, so a tag of $18 million would come into play.

The $18 million determine comes out to nearly precisely 10% of the projected $180.five million wage cap, and this would supply Robinson some leverage in negotiations with Chicago. The Bears are in an overly difficult spot with appreciate to the wage cap, and judging through their job within the quarterback marketplace, they most probably wouldn’t have their starter at the roster but.


CINCINNATI BENGALS: EDGE Carl Lawson

2020 total grade: 76.Three
Projected franchise tag quantity: $15.893M

William Jackson III was once every other doable candidate right here, coming off his fifth-year possibility season having performed neatly however most likely now not neatly sufficient for Cincinnati to really feel relaxed dishing out a long-term contract. The Bengals signed cornerback Trae Waynes to a three-year, $42 million contract earlier than the 2020 season, however an harm stored him out for a lot of the yr. With Waynes anticipated to go back, Cincinnati might let Jackson hit the marketplace.

Regardless, Lawson has emerged as a top-end edge rusher, along with his 64 pressures in 2020 resulting in a career-high 84.nine cross rush grade. Then again, 2020 was once Lawson’s first season of enjoying over 500 snaps, so the Bengals might need to see a repeat efficiency earlier than agreeing to a giant, multi-year extension.


CLEVELAND BROWNS: NONE

 

Sep 13, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (Four) throws a cross towards the Los Angeles Rams right through the primary quarter at SoFi Stadium. Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

DALLAS COWBOYS: QB Dak Prescott

2020 total grade: 85.2
Projected franchise tag quantity: $37.691M

A 2nd franchise tag for Dak Prescott of $37.691 million would path handiest Patrick Mahomes’ $45 million and Deshaun Watson’s $39 million average-per-year quantities. However, it kind of feels most probably, as the 2 aspects stay divided in negotiations. They’ll then paintings off the tag to peer if they may be able to in the end arrive at an appropriate deal for all concerned, with that $37.7 million quantity successfully offering a ground in negotiations for Prescott’s average-per-year quantity.

As Jerry Jones himself has already stated — which needed to be track to Prescott’s illustration’s ears — Prescott holds all of the leverage at this level. A 3rd franchise tag in 2022 can be over $54 million, bringing Prescott’s three-year general to $123,374,552. 

We predict the franchise tag to be tendered to Prescott, however at the moment, we don’t be expecting he’ll in reality play on it in 2021. A large-time extension is sensible for each events.


DENVER BRONCOS: DI Shelby Harris

2020 total grade: 88.Three
Projected franchise tag quantity: $13.736M

The Broncos have addressed the internal in their defensive position constantly the previous two seasons, with third-round selections in 2019 and 2020 (Dre’Mont Jones and McTelvin Agim, respectively), in addition to buying and selling a seventh-round select to Tennessee for longtime celebrity Jurrell Casey. 

However, Shelby Harris had a standout 2020, while Casey ignored the majority of the season to harm. Harris’ 83.five pass-rushing grade ranked tied for 6th amongst all defensive internal gamers. Casey has an $11.681 million 2021 wage with not anything assured, so he may just turn into a cap casualty getting into his age-32 season. A seventh-round select wouldn’t make the Broncos consider carefully, and new basic supervisor George Paton didn’t execute that commerce, anyway.


DETROIT LIONS: WR Kenny Golladay

2020 total grade: 81.6
Projected franchise tag quantity: $15.808M

Golladay ignored the vast majority of the 2020 season whilst operating onerous to recuperate from a hip ailment, however he nonetheless shined within the 4 complete video games he battled via harm to play in. Golladay graded out at 85.7 in the ones 4 contests, and he submit 50 receiving yards and a landing or 100-plus receiving yards in each and every trip.

The Detroit Lions used the franchise tag on left take on Taylor Decker previous to the 2020 season earlier than in the end achieving an settlement on a four-year, $59.65 million extension. Be expecting a an identical state of affairs this offseason with Golladay, particularly taking into account new basic supervisor Brad Holmes remains to be getting the whole thing so as and assessing the staff’s state of affairs after the blockbuster Matthew Stafford–Jared Goff commerce.


GREEN BAY PACKERS: RB Aaron Jones

2020 total grade: 79.Four
Projected franchise tag quantity: $eight.561M

After a number of makes an attempt to achieve an settlement on a long-term deal earlier than and right through the 2020 season fell quick, Jones has employed mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus to navigate his loose company this upcoming offseason. 

Stories indicated the Packers presented Jones a deal that will have made him one of the crucial 5 highest-paid working backs on a per-year foundation, however the average-per-year quantity doesn’t topic up to promises, particularly at a place like working again. That is purely speculative, however the considering in the back of switching illustration with a franchise tag looming may well be that Rosenhaus can leverage his long listing of shoppers to warning the Packers towards the use of the franchise tag.

It may possibly already be a problem to persuade some loose brokers to check in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin, and after Aaron Rodgers is now not there, it’s going to handiest turn out much more difficult. The very last thing the Packers would need to do could also be have one of the crucial league’s greatest energy agents guidance his shoppers in different places. Once more, that is only a hypothetical thought, and the Packers additionally aren’t a franchise that turns out to get strong-armed very continuously, if in any respect.


HOUSTON TEXANS: WR Will Fuller V

2020 total grade: 86.2
Projected franchise tag quantity: $15.808M

Fuller performed on a $10.162M fifth-year possibility in 2020. Whilst he has proven flashes of elite play over his first 4 seasons, it was once no wonder that Houston was once now not relaxed extending him, given his lengthy historical past with more than a few accidents. 

Whilst he have shyed away from the harm worm and performed at an elite stage in 2020 — which was once much more notable as a result of he now not had the good thing about DeAndre Hopkins commanding opposing defenses consideration — a six-game suspension for PEDs to near out his season wasn’t the best approach to hit loose company. Deshaun Watson had made it transparent he sought after Fuller again in Houston for 2021, however that was once additionally again when Watson himself deliberate to be again in Houston for 2021. 

At this level, Fuller most probably may just command some consideration at the open marketplace, and he was once it sounds as if the topic of commerce closing date talks with the Inexperienced Bay Packers and others, however every other one-year deal to peer if Fuller can play a complete season would make numerous sense.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: NONE

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: NONE

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: NONE

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: WR Nelson Agholor

2020 total grade: 73.eight
Projected franchise tag quantity: $15.808M

The Raiders won’t get up to now with Agholor, as they appear motivated to carry him again on an even deal for each events. Moreover, they drafted WR Henry Ruggs III within the first around of the 2020 Draft and WR Bryan Edwards later within the 1/3, so that they’re now not in particular determined for assist at extensive receiver.

Agholor’s profession trajectory has been unorthodox up to now, so that you by no means understand how negotiations can shake out if the 2 aspects have other perceptions of price. The 2015 first-round select had a breakout 2017 marketing campaign, capped off with 9 receptions for 84 yards and a landing within the Eagles’ Tremendous Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. He fell out of fashion in Philadelphia after that, and following a $nine.387M fifth-year possibility in 2019, selected to signal for the veteran minimal with the Raiders for 2020. 

To his credit score, he made absolutely the maximum of his alternative and inspired Jon Gruden and others. He’s earned a forged multi-year deal, and most likely he will get one earlier than the franchise tag comes into play.


LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: TE Hunter Henry

2020 total grade: 69.Three
Projected franchise tag quantity: $12.728M

A 2nd franchise tag for Hunter Henry would carry his quantity as much as $12.728M, which might path handiest George Kittle‘s and Travis Kelce’s average-per-year quantities from their market-setting extensions previous to the 2020 season. 

Henry was once a forged protection blanket for rookie quarterback Justin Herbert in 2020 and has performed neatly to position any questions apart about his well being after an ACL tear in 2018. However, after the marketplace exploded at tight finish — with Kittle signing for $15M according to yr and Kelce for $14,312,500 according to yr — it’s conceivable we see a disconnect between the Chargers’ camp and Henry’s. Cleveland’s Austin Hooper had crowned the tight finish marketplace at $10.five million according to yr earlier than Kittle and Kelce blew previous him and there now exists a quite extensive chasm. 

Operating in Henry’s want is the reality the Chargers doled out a four-year, $80.1 million extension for celebrity extensive receiver Keenan Allen, appearing they’re greater than prepared to handle their absolute best receiving guns. Possibly an extension is reached that renders a 2nd consecutive franchise tag futile.

Dec 6, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams protection John Johnson III (43) towards the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Credit score: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports activities

LOS ANGELES RAMS: S John Johnson III

2020 total grade: 85.6
Projected franchise tag quantity: $10.496M

One of the most latest additions to the PFF staff, analyst Diante Lee, debuted with a very good article taking a look on the Brandon Staley-led Los Angeles Rams protection, and John Johnson III’s versatility on this scheme performed an enormous position of their good fortune. They requested numerous their safeties, and Johnson delivered in each and every side.

The Rams coated up with two deep safeties greater than any staff and had been nonetheless a stout unit towards the run. Johnson III was once one in every of simply two safeties in 2020 with grades above 80.zero in each run protection and protection, completing the season with an 85.6 protection grade and an 83.nine run-defense grade. Cincinnati Bengals’ Jessie Bates III was once the opposite.

The Rams appear made up our minds to stay Johnson round if they may be able to, however after their blockbuster transfer for Matthew Stafford and the cast play from younger safeties Taylor Rapp and Jordan Fuller, most likely they really feel the wish to spend in different places. If now not, Johnson makes numerous sense right here as they push to get excessive within the NFC and make a Tremendous Bowl run.


MIAMI DOLPHINS: NONE

MINNESOTA VIKINGS: NONE

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: NONE

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: S Marcus Williams

2020 total grade: 79.Three
Projected franchise tag quantity: $10.496M

After all, the New Orleans Saints would find irresistible to do no matter it takes to stay Williams, however taking into account they’re kind of $75 million over the projected wage cap and don’t have a beginning quarterback beneath contract, it may well be very difficult to even raise a franchise tag at the books.

The Saints freed up cap area with Sheldon Rankins’ fifth-year possibility in 2020 through including void years at the finish of it and prorating one of the vital cash as an advantage (which we consider is the primary time that’s ever been performed), so most likely they might attempt to move that course once more with a franchise tag for Williams. However, it’s going to be onerous to retain Williams it doesn’t matter what contractual means the Saints take.


NEW YORK GIANTS: DI Dalvin Tomlinson

2020 total grade: 75.2
Projected franchise tag quantity: $13.736M

A 2nd franchise tag for Leonard Williams would value $19.35 million in 2021, making it much more likely the Giants will glance to increase him to a long-term be offering in the event that they make a selection to retain him. Whilst he will have to achieve or most likely even exceed that quantity on a per-year foundation, it’s nonetheless so much to hold on a $180.five million wage cap.

The Giants are reportedly operating onerous to retain each Williams and Tomlinson — the latter of whom drew a trade-deadline be offering from the Inexperienced Bay Packers — however that might turn out difficult resulting in the franchise tag. Tomlinson has at all times been a stout nostril take on towards the run, however he took a giant step in 2020 and earned a career-high 74.7 pass-rush grade.

Along with 2019 first-round select Dexter Lawrence, this turns out a bit of like overkill alongside the internal of the defensive position, particularly taking into account the Giants’ edge rush unit completed with the fifth-worst grade within the NFL. However, all 3 are certainly nice gamers that will wreak havoc on opposing internal offensive strains as soon as once more.


NEW YORK JETS: S Marcus Maye

2020 total grade: 82.eight
Projected franchise tag quantity: $10.496M

Maye has performed his absolute best to ease Jets lovers’ ache after Jamal Adams was once shipped off to the Seattle Seahawks. Drafted in the second one around of the 2017 NFL Draft to be Adams’ working mate for future years, Maye has evolved right into a in reality excellent participant in his personal proper. He won’t get you nine.five sacks, however he’s a powerful protection participant who too can come down within the field and perform a little injury of his personal.

The Jets clearly don’t have a ton of ability to talk of, so protecting a participant of Maye’s caliber will have to be a concern. If an extension can’t be reached, a franchise tag would make numerous sense right here. The Jets are one of the crucial few groups that experience plentiful cap area in 2021, so a big one-year wage for Maye doesn’t harm them find it irresistible would many different golf equipment.


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: NONE

PITTSBURGH STEELERS: T Alejandro Villanueva

2020 total grade: 74.6
Projected franchise tag quantity: $13.602M

Villanueva has been as constant a participant as you’ll be able to hope for at left take on, with 5 immediately seasons incomes no less than a 76.five pass-blocking grade (together with 3 above 80.zero) on 995 snaps or extra in each and every yr. Whilst he’ll be turning 33 in September, he’s handiest performed six NFL seasons after serving within the army. He doesn’t have just about as a lot tread on his tires in comparison to gamers his age, and we’ve additionally noticed a variety of tackles play neatly into their 30s regardless.

Villanueva performed out his four-year, $24 million contract signed in 2017 even if he simply may just’ve long past again to the Steelers and requested to tear that up for a brand new deal, which he deserved. This is able to recommend that most likely he’d quite comply with every other multi-year extension with extra assurances long-term, even though arguably beneath his true marketplace price, simply to steer clear of a franchise tag state of affairs.

The Steelers have one of the crucial more difficult wage cap scenarios in all the NFL this offseason, so an extension that is helping them stay his 2021 cap hit down can be preferable to a franchise tag.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: NONE

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: CB Shaquill Griffin

2020 total grade: 64.1
Projected franchise tag quantity: $14.894M

Griffin had an up-and-down 2020 marketing campaign, coping with more than a few bumps and bruises right through, however he maintained a quite excessive ground of play on an in a different way injury-decimated and suffering Seahawks protection.

Griffin is a bodily Quilt Three nook who can be the most important participant to retain for Seattle, given the foremost query marks round Quinton Dunbar for 2021. Griffin’s services and products would additionally possibly be wanted through a staff like Las Vegas, the place new defensive coordinator (and previous Seahawks defensive coordinator) Gus Bradley will quickly be enforcing the similar form of protection.

There isn’t a in particular solid cornerback marketplace this offseason, which might paintings in Griffin’s want if he’s one in every of few objectives. Whilst this tag quantity is available in above the average-per-year quantity on our personal loose agent projection for Griffin, most likely he’s noticed in a extra certain mild around the league.

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers extensive receiver Chris Godwin (14) reaches for the top zone within the fourth quarter towards the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: WR Chris Godwin

2020 total grade: 79.7
Projected franchise tag quantity: $15.808M

Godwin didn’t mirror his unbelievable 2019 marketing campaign, however he confirmed super toughness and perseverance enjoying via a number of accidents, together with a damaged index finger on his left hand. He nonetheless controlled to play at a excessive stage in spite of all of that, and naturally the Buccaneers capped off their season with a Lombardi Trophy, which makes the whole thing glance a bit brighter.

However, Tampa Bay used the franchise tag on edge defender Shaquil Barrett for the 2020 season — a 2nd tag would value them slightly below $19M — and he wishes a big-time extension following every other nice season capped off with 10 pressures within the Tremendous Bowl. Longtime celebrity linebacker Lavonte David might also get a brand new deal from Tampa Bay, leaving the more youthful Godwin as the prospective bizarre guy out.


TENNESSEE TITANS: TE Jonnu Smith

2020 total grade: 75.2
Projected franchise tag quantity: $nine.495

Tennessee used the franchise tag on Derrick Henry closing offseason earlier than the 2 aspects agreed to phrases on a four-year, $50 million extension. Whilst Tennessee doesn’t have the most efficient wage cap state of affairs heading into 2021 and feature gamers like WR Corey Davis, LB Jayon Brown, edge Jadeveon Clowney and CB Desmond King II on the lookout for new offers, Smith may well be introduced again for yet one more yr on a quite affordable franchise tag.

The defensive facet of the ball certainly wishes extra assist than the offensive facet — the Titans completed 28th in anticipated issues added (EPA) allowed according to play in 2020 — however everyone knows in as of late’s NFL that offense wins championships. With offensive coordinator Arthur Smith taking the pinnacle training process in Atlanta, and with Corey Davis perhaps touchdown in different places, Tennessee might price some continuity amongst their offensive playmakers.


WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM: CB Ronald Darby

2020 total grade: 76.zero
Projected franchise tag quantity: $14.894M

A 2nd franchise tag for Brandon Scherff would value over $18 million, so it’s extremely not likely he’ll be following the Kirk Cousins course in Washington. And after buying and selling left take on Trent Williams to the San Francisco 49ers, an overly huge bite of hypothetical cash that was once going in different places at the offensive line has now been cleared up for Scherff.

That leaves Darby, who signed a one-year flier with the Soccer Workforce following a down yr in 2019 coming off an ACL harm. Darby was once a forged extensive nook for the Expenses and Eagles earlier than his accidents, even profitable PFF’s Defensive Rookie of the 12 months award in 2015. There don’t seem to be many high quality press-man corners to be had this offseason, so Darby may have a forged marketplace coming off a powerful marketing campaign.

With the cornerback marketplace in the end taking a much-deserved bounce following Jalen Ramsey’s five-year, $100 million extension, talks may just get difficult if the Soccer Workforce is cautious of Darby’s intensive harm historical past.

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