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We have applied the franchise tag to G Brandon Scherff pic.twitter.com/GIMz3xdBim— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) March 9, 2021
Don't get Washington tagging Scherff again. Have to get a long term deal done.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
People angry over tagging Scherff - yet this was the plan all along if no deal was reached - and with the uncertainty of the new TV deals and 17th game looming, the likelihood of a LT deal before the window to tag came around was VERY slim.— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) March 9, 2021
Y’all acting made here is just funny
I get the concerns over salary $ for a guard. But I'll also suggest that it's almost never a bad thing to keep an integral part of a team, especially a pro bowl caliber one who's on this side of 30, on your squad. There are worse crimes an NFL team can commit than overpay a bit.— BGObsession (@BGObsession) March 9, 2021
Numbers always in flux this time of year but here is who we have as the cap space leaders (on a $180.5M cap)— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
1. Jaguars- $84.6M
2. Jets- $67.3M
3. Patriots- $66.5M
4. Colts- $44.7M
5. Bengals- $41M
6. WFT- $37M
Full list---> https://t.co/JdRg7AJ5FG
Washington coach Ron Rivera has been firm on building up both lines. It has a strong defensive front and by placing the franchise tag on Brandon Scherff it can keep building up that side, albeit at a much more expensive level. Scherff is coming off an... https://t.co/9hrhFpH1Bu— John Keim (@john_keim) March 9, 2021
player has to agree to a deal.— John Keim (@john_keim) March 9, 2021
“So tell me more about this second tag” pic.twitter.com/hkiqjGcj5c— Not Robert Griffin (@Pseudo_RGIII) March 9, 2021
There is a perception that the franchise tag is bad for players because it prohibits them from hitting the market— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) March 9, 2021
Brandon Scherff's two seasons and $33M worth of tags as a right guard completely disagree with that notion.
Full terms on the Dak Prescott contract: 4 years, $160M, up to $164M. He gets a no-trade clause and no tag provision. The guarantee is $126M. Massive.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021
Cowboys are giving Dak Prescott a four-year, $160 million deal, including a record $126 million guaranteed, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2021
The first three years average $42 million per year.
BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys agree to terms on a deal to not make the playoffs over the next 4 years.— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) March 9, 2021
Interesting side note here for the #Cowboys. Based on the wacky rules for how the NFL accounts for cash spending if Dallas officially signs the Dak deal before March 17 I believe all $66M of the signing bonus counts toward 2020 cash. The new 3 year spending window starts in 2021.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
$75 million in year one.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 9, 2021
Texas has no state income tax.
Well done, Dak Prescott.
Troy Aikman in 12 seasons: $55M— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 9, 2021
Dak would receive a long term deal for $160 million dollars less than 12 Hours later. https://t.co/9RR3gb9pUV— Matt Valdovinos (@MVScouting) March 9, 2021
Dak: “wait, you’re still going to get me a better O-line though right?”— Annie Agar (@AnnieAgar) March 9, 2021
The Cowboys front office: pic.twitter.com/O0Ojjw9QjA
Dak is a very good QB so I'm happy he got a nice deal. In NFC East parlance, he's as good as Eagles fans wanted Carson Wentz to be, as good as Giants fans thought 2012+ Eli Manning was, and as good as typical QB facing a Washington defense before Ron Rivera arrived.— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) March 9, 2021
Props to Washington for locking up Taylor Heinicke before Dak reset the QB market.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) March 9, 2021
y’all can have Dak, my QB built different pic.twitter.com/qONYSs1l6Q— jah ☆ (@waIkinyotrap) March 8, 2021
Stafford was option #1 and Goff was a viable option too; now that they’re both off the table there are very few QBs that are A) realistically available and B) long-term upgrades.— WASHINGTON FOOTBALL (@HogsHaven) March 8, 2021
If WAS can’t get Darnold I think chance that Heinicke/Allen are 2021 QBs goes way ⬆️
Hot Take: Gardnew Minshew has been a better QB than Sam Darnold while playing in a similarly poor situation. https://t.co/PnZpxFrGG0— Nathan Coleman (@JHawkChalk_) March 8, 2021
Most Overall Guaranteed Money— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 9, 2021
Current NFL Contracts
KC Patrick Mahomes $141.5M
DAL Dak Prescott $126.0M
HOU Deshaun Watson $110.7M
DET Jared Goff $110.0M
IND Carson Wentz $108.0M
Ron is gonna go with Tre Boston. He has a relationship there (bringing him into Carolina) and he will be cheaper and is only 28yrs old.— MisterWhoo (@MisterWhoo1) March 8, 2021
From our free agency guide on years completed by UFA safeties by contract length. We can add Joyner to the list now as not making year 3 pic.twitter.com/Ay8tBYN8eR— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
NFL teams really be paying their quarterback $40 million just for a 43-year-old man to win the Super Bowl every year. pic.twitter.com/lQcIJ0ui4C— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) March 9, 2021
The Patriots and Raiders have agreed to a trade that will send OT Trent Brown to New England, per sources.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 9, 2021
Brown has also agreed to a reworked contract for one year that is expected to be worth up to $11M as part of the deal.
Brown was set to earn $14M this year and has missed 16 games in the last two years. Id think that $11M mentioned by @FieldYates has to be pretty heavily incentivized— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
The #Raiders made a big free agent splash in 2019 with these three signings— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
Trent Brown- $16.5M/year; $36.25M guaranteed
Tyrell Williams- $11M/year; $22M guaranteed
LaMarcus Joyner- $10.5M/year; $21.3M guaranteed
All three are going to be gone by 2021.
I always love the "look at our slow and methodical rebuild" theory in the NFL. As if waiting 4 years for something to happen isn't just waiting for players to age or grow expensive.— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) March 9, 2021
Jon Gruden's free-agent moves have been disastrous. But when the team is never going to fire you, you can have all the disastrous free-agent signings you want.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 9, 2021
One thing on dead money. Not having dead money from a bad deal is good. It doesn't make the contract any less bad though. If you are cutting a player early in the contract you basically carried the dead money as part of their cap hit while they were on the team.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
Its one of the great ways that some GMs escape criticism since the bad contracts are in a sense hidden.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 9, 2021
A couple of players reworked their deals to stick for 2021:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2021
— #Bills C Mitch Morse cut his salary by nearly $2M to stay in Buffalo, source said.
— #Packers WR Devin Funchess took a roughly $750K paycut to stick in Green Bay after opting out last year, source said.
If true, you’re now a single above-average linebacker away from possessing the most complete defense in the NFL. https://t.co/WnT8F6ltOj— Matt Valdovinos (@MVScouting) March 8, 2021
Eagles QB 2021 Cap charges:— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) March 8, 2021
Jalen Hurts: $1.3 million
Carson Wentz: $34 million
The Titans are trading former first-round pick Isaiah Wilson and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Dolphins for a 2021 seventh-round pick, per sources. (@RapSheet first.)— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2021
Sounds like the last 4 seasons. Put two hands on the ball and focus on the game plan. Everything will take care of itself. Or keep doing your premadonna trick for attention. Or be great like Jerry Rice? Which is more important? Football? Fame? That's what separates the greats✌— Sir Dice #DFL (@BakerJe08261575) March 9, 2021
If you were going to pick the player most likely to have HOF career in this draft class, I think the overwhelming choice around the NFL would be Kyle Pitts.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 9, 2021
Per sources: NFL and NFLPA continue to work to finalize 2021 salary cap number. Union prefers to wait until TV deals are finalized. Due to this uncertainty, there are discussions about pushing back Tuesday’s deadline for teams to use franchise tag.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 8, 2021
The next 2 weeks in the @nfl are going to be like something we have never seen. Cap is down considerably, many good players going to be released, money will dry up quickly. There will be plenty of disappointment to go around. Not the time to price yourself out of situations— Blake Baratz (@blakebaratz) March 8, 2021
Lack of a set cap is slowing a lot of business—if the TV deals were done by now, chances are we would have the final number. We know the price of 2nd tags (Dak, Scherff, etc.). The rest ride on the cap.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 8, 2021
We covered the variance in a couple weeks ago (https://t.co/0nmx4d5ZT4). https://t.co/9Lag5Xhosl pic.twitter.com/Kzxq9Hn37w
How much is eight-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson worth? What about once-elite receiver Antonio Brown? @greggrosenthal lists 11 players who could be overpriced in free agencyhttps://t.co/vl4Wuz8Fky pic.twitter.com/q0Pj38LeQp— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 8, 2021
1. I'm going to make a last minute change to the 2021 compensatory picks projection, as there's going to be a Battle Royale For The Last Pick.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 8, 2021
I had it going to the Cowboys. Now I have it going to the Eagles.
But it could also go to the Patriots, Ravens, or Bears.
3. The aggravating factor here is what to do with ties in APY points. App. V is unclear on the situation.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 8, 2021
So I decided to break the ties via snaps.
And since Karras & Darby played much more than Heath, they move up, and PHI nudges ahead of DAL for the last pick.
5. As I said earlier, if the contract of Ted Karras is valued as a 6th rounder & one of the contracts of Adrian Phillips or Beau Allen is a 7th, the Patriots are eligible for a 6th via Karras, nudging both the Eagles (Darby) & Cowboys (Heath) out of the way.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 8, 2021
7. What all this illustrates is that there is always quite the margin of error in projecting the compensatory picks.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 8, 2021
And especially in a time where there's a new CBA with a new formula, and all the other chaos going on.
BREAKING: New federal court filing indicates Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft thought the New England Patriots were overpaying--not underpaying--Bret Bielema. Patriots low salaries for coaches are key. I have all the details in a new @Sportico legal story: https://t.co/XM56wiGqdr— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) March 8, 2021
DYK @WashingtonNFL Team Physician Dr. Robin West was the 1⃣st female Head Physician in the @NFL ⁉️— Washington Football Community Relations (@WasNFLCommunity) March 8, 2021
Dr. West is an inspiration, leading the way for future generations!#WomensHistoryMonth | #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/0rC7OXUWc3
Timeline cleanser:— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) March 9, 2021
Check out this time lapse clip of 2-year-old twins being put to bed... pic.twitter.com/w3y7Zew3Ea