Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The period in which NFL teams can designate a player with the franchise tag or transition tag began last Tuesday, and the final deadline for tagging players is March 9. The only player that makes much sense for the Jets to tag is safety Marcus Maye. The Jets have stated they will make signing Maye a priority this offseason, but if negotiations aren’t going well, tagging Maye makes a lot of sense. The franchise tag for Maye would be approximately $11.2 million for 2021. With Maye being a somewhat older free agent (he turns 28 years old the day of the tag deadline, March 9), tagging him would prevent the Jets from committing long term cap space to Maye while keeping his cap hit in a reasonable range for a player of his ability. Unless Maye signs a team friendly deal, tagging him is probably the way I would go if I were Joe Douglas. We’ll soon see how this plays out.
Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Saturday in February:
Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg and Randy Lange - What Stands Out About the Jets’ 12 Unrestricted Free Agents on Defense?
Randy Lange - Inside the Numbers: Jets Seek a Gem or Two in Round 3
Rich Cimini - From jumbo New York Jet to Andre the Giant - Matthew Willig’s wild path to Hollywood
Max Goodman - Quinnen Williams wants to be a Jet for Life
Spencer Aber - As rumors swirl, Quinnen Williams wants to be with Jets ‘for life’
Max Goodman - New York Jets are trade destination for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Matt Lombardo - Russell Wilson trade rumors: 3 reasons Jets are ideal fit
Justin Fried - NY Jets among teams linked to possible Russell Wilson trade
Justin Fried - Russell Wilson would not consider a trade to the NY Jets
Stephen Nixon - NY Jets: 4 offensive players to target with pick No. 23
Justin Fried - NY Jets listed as one of the 'best fits' for Joe Thuney in free agency
Justin Fried - NY Jets: Former OC Dowell Loggains hired by Penn State
Tyler Greenawalt - Jets’ offseason wouldn’t look that different if they keep Sam Darnold
Sam Neumann - La’Mical Perine backs Sam Darnold: ‘I hope he’s on our team this year’
Tyler Calvaruso - 2021 NFL Free Agency: Should the Jets re-sign Josh Andrews?
Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL Free Agency: Jets should franchise tag Marcus Maye
Marty Schupak - Saleh-Douglas Have Years Of Jets Garbage To Undo!
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