Originally posted by communist:
I do think that Safety is more and more important, given the pass-happiness in the league. you cannot count on your CBs in every play, especiialy when the offense spreads around.
Also, like I've already stated, the safety-class is thin this year and it is thin almost every year whereas you the draft is almost always loaded with CB-talent, more or less.
Solution: agree to disagree.
Of course...with more teams looking to pass...safeties are playing a bigger role and that goes for pass-rushers and CBs as well. If I have a need a pass-rush, CB, and safety...and I've a player at each position with similar rating...I'm going in that order. Pass-rush, CB, and safety.
Actually...because passing is the trend...your nickle CB is on the field more often than not. This means you need 3 good CBs on the roster.
Both franchise tag and transition tag for CB is 10.8M & 9.1M respectively. 3rd highest after QB and DE.
Franchise tag and transition tag for for Safety is 6.9M & 6M respectively. Only TEs have lower franchise tag price.