Originally posted by 9erred:
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
Once franchised, he can't be traded. You franchise a player because you want to keep him for a year to try and work out a long-term deal.
Again it is semantics, I am sure the OP meant compensation. Once Franchised if another team makes Goldson an offer, the niners can match or lose him and gain draft picks. Call it what you want compensation, trade value, the Packers will do the same thing with Matt Flynn.
Where is this coming from? Unless there is something in the new CBA that I am missing, plenty of teams have franchised players and then traded them for the player's valued compensation ie, Jared Allen & Matt Cassell. It is not the same thing as another team making our franchise player a contract offer as that would mean they owe us a 1st and a third (usually) whereas Cassell was traded for a 2nd while Allen was traded for a 1st, two thirds, and a 6th.