How is that? I don't think the price of the franchise tag has anything do with the cap going up. Hardy would get paid what the avg. salary was of the top 5 DEs last year. It doesn't increase just because the cap goes up. But it really doesn't really matter. Either we will tag and try to trade him. If it doesn't work then we remove the tag and let him walk. That or we sign him to full contract. Now that we have the extra 7 mill. We now have room to finally give a long term contract to him without hurting the cap. That is if DG decides us the extra 7 million on him.
Yes it can.
1. The formula has changed.
Under prior labor deals, the non-exclusive franchise tag was determined by calculating the average of the five highest-paid players at each position from the prior year. Under the 2011 CBA, the franchise tenders come from a more complex procedure.
Under Article 10, Section 2 of the CBA, the number is based on the five-year average cap percentage for the tag at each position.
So it’s no longer driven by what players at the same position made in the prior season, but by the average cap percentage consumed by the franchise tender over five years. Then, that percentage will be applied to the 2013 salary cap to determine the franchise tender at each position.
Assuming percentages remain the same--and they will--an increase in cap means an increase in tag value.