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El Salvadorion
07-10-2007, 05:48 AM
:confused:Ive been hearing about this "franchise player" all off-season long with
Lance Briggs
Asante Samuel
and others have all stated that they would not play for the team or miss games because of not liked being named the franchise player.

What exactly is a franchise player and why do people not like being franchise players?

spikedzombies
07-10-2007, 05:52 AM
this is what i found on the interweb lol

or read the wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franchise_tag

The term "franchise player" is one used in the context of the NFL. In 1993, the NFL and the NFL Players' Association concluded a collective bargaining agreement that first used that term.
The 1993 CBA creates categories unrestrictive free agency, restrictive free agency for players who have played for a certain number of seasons.
To prevent a situation whereby the very best players could be bought by other teams, The "franchise player" was created. Regardless of player's status as an unrestrictive free agent (which applies after four years of playing) each team can designate a franchise player for each season. The player may then only negotiate with the club for that season and the club must pay him the average of the five largest prior year salaries for players at that position he played the most games, or a salary of 120 percent of his prior year salary, whichever is greater.

Shaaady Souljah
07-10-2007, 05:00 PM
long story, short...

franchise player = the best player on the team. the young stud that you can build your team/franchise around. ;)

El Salvadorion
07-10-2007, 08:24 PM
But Lance Briggs has been in the league for 4 years how is he the best when to the left of him is Brian Urlacher and with asante samuel been in the league for 4 years who is not the best defense or all around player on the field for the patriots

shadow sniper
07-10-2007, 09:00 PM
i think if a team puts a franchise tag on you,you get less money but im not 2 sure.....also the franchise tag is only 1 year.maybe thats why they dont want to be called the franchise player.

Lifter Puller
07-11-2007, 05:01 AM
The franchise tag means that the player it's assigned to can only negotiate with that team. They get a big one year contract but not a long term deal so there's not a lot of security if they get injured or have an off year; which is why a lot of players don't want it.

messym
07-14-2007, 12:58 AM
Franchise players are basically players who would otherwise hit free agency but, are hit by the "franchise tag" by their team to prevent them from going to another team. Franchise players make the average of the top 5 highest paid players at their position the previous season and have until July 15th to negotiate a new contract. If another team happens to sign the "franchised" player they must give up 2 number 1 draft picks to that player's team. You can be franchised over and over if the team really wants to keep you. Walter Jones was franchised a bunch of times by Seattle. Players don't like the tag because although they make more that season if they get seriously hurt they are screwed. That's why they want long term deals. I hope that answers your question.

rahxepheon101
07-14-2007, 01:32 AM
That is why Lance Briggs is going to sit this year. Its not that he dosent want to play its that the NFL is a risky sport and you will definatly get hurt throughout your career. With contracts being unguarenteed money anyway its just more incinvtive to just sit the year.

Hulking Bubba65
07-17-2007, 04:34 AM
That is why Lance Briggs is going to sit this year. Its not that he dosent want to play its that the NFL is a risky sport and you will definatly get hurt throughout your career. With contracts being unguarenteed money anyway its just more incinvtive to just sit the year.

I don't agree with you on that, its not that the sport is risky, he just wants the "big bucks", and the Bears wont give him the $.
So thats why he might sit out the year.