Originally posted by Afrikan:
can't we franchise Alex instead? or is that not possible.
Dashon doesn't seem like a player that would take too kindly to a franchise tag, especially after he felt we jaded him this past offseason. Sure "Too Bad, so what", but imo that is just the reality of the situation.....and it could turn into a distraction leading up to and during the season. Heck he might even change the way he plays and tries to take care of himself, causing us some big plays. Either we let him walk, or we resign him. I don't think Alex would make that big of a deal of a tag. Besides I'd like to see more of Alex before signing him to a multi-year deal....then if there is obvious improvement during the season next year, we can give him the money he deserves.
Franchise Alex? You can, but hell no. Franchise tag means he gets the average salary of the top 5 QBs in the league. Although I don't mind him coming back with an extension, he is not worth the average of the top five QBs. That would surely screw our ability to resign the others or any free agent. Who knows what the top five salaries for QBs are right now?
Franchising Goldson as compared to Rodgers is cheaper as CBs command higher salaries. I don't judge a player by age. Rodgers doesn't play like he is old. There are many CB who can play well into their 30s. So I would sign him to a 4 year deal. Good corners are harder to come by than safties. Hope is that we sign both. They are our top two priorities.