Peyton Manning. Haloti Ngata. Drew Brees. Ray Rice. Dashon Goldson. Michael Vick. DeSean Jackson. Vincent Jackson. Logan Mankins.
These are some of the names teams have utilized the Franchise Tender on since the new CBA has been in effect. As one can tell, teams apply the tender to players that are, well, franchise players. If a team has failed to reach a contract extension with one of its upcoming free agents (typically UFAs though CBA allows RFAs to receive the tender as well) as a Franchise Player. Continue reading