NFL’s annual game of tag ends, and only six players are it
The NFL’s tag deadline passed Tuesday with only six players receiving the one-year tender from clubs. Five players received franchise tags, with one — Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller — receiving the seldom used transition tag.
Here’s our analysis of each transaction. Clubs have until July 16 to reach a long-term deal with franchise players (transition players have until July 23 to sign a long-term pact) before they’re forced to play on the one-year tender.
Here are the tender amounts for 2018:
QB: $23.189 million (franchise), $20.92 million (transition)
RB: $11.86 million, $9.63 million
WR: $15.98 million, $13. 92 million
TE: $9.84 million, $8.42 million
OL: $14.07 million, $12. 52 million
DE: $17.14 million, $14.2 million
DT: $13.93 million, $11.40 million
LB: $14.96, $12.8 million
CB: $14.97 million, $12.97 million
S: $11.28 million, $9.53 million
PK/P: $4.93 million, $4.49 million
And here is our analysis of each of the six tag transactions prior to Tuesday’s deadline: