With all the concern about some of our future expiring contracts,(who to resign,let go,trade,etc)a few things came to mind......
Ive seen teams over the years have a slew of pending free agents and guys needing extensions,and then miraculously have them all signed by the end of FA.Use the tag on one guy,get him signed,move the tag to another guy,etc.That being said,im wondering a few things...
1.Is the Tag worth using on certain guys??.......Boldin comes to mind if he continues to have a great season.He could be tagged at the end of 2013,but how would that affect Crabtree comin due in 2014 also?We would have 2 WR's due for new contracts at the same time after the 2014 season,ON TOP of who we might want to extend(Kap,Aldon,Iupoti).....Would he be worth paying the amount for that position at that age??....At the end of 2014 we could use it on Crabtree,again if he has a good season and returns to pre-injury form.
2.What players have expiring contracts the next 2 years and would it be worth paying ''Franchise Tag money'' to??some of our future FA's escape me at present time.i know Manningham is due,but he wouldnt be worth the money to me.
3.Does anybody know what the Francise Tag salaries are for our future FA's positions??i know some positions are outrageous like QB,DE,OLB,not sure on others.
4.What type of numbers would,lets say Crabtree next year Boldin this year,have to produce to warrant the tag??80-100+ catches,1100+yds,8+tds??
In other words,is the Tag a viable option to lighten our future burdens and help us retain most of,if not all of,our talent??
(AB,the bat signal is in the air lol)
[ Edited by VDpwndMjenkins on Sep 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM ]