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By: Billy Riccette
The franchise tag is a very interesting tool in the NFL world and one that has a varying degree of opinions, depending on who you talk to.
While it helps teams secure a player that would otherwise become a free agent, players for the most part do not like it because it doesn’t give them long-term stability and the money, more often that not, isn’t market value, especially at the quarterback position.
The franchise and transition tags date back to 1993 when free agency was created in the NFL. The Jets don’t have too much history with using the two tags. Only six times have the Jets used the franchise tag while the transition tag has been used just twice.
With the window open for teams to use the tags, let’s take a quick look at the players that have received a tag from Jets over the years.
Originally posted on Jets Wire