In the midst of Madden NFL 23 free agency mut coins madden 23 approaching at the beginning of March is marked with a chaotic sprint from teams in order to reach agreements with upcoming free agents to ensure they are kept. In the event that teams are not able to reach an agreement with the player, the alternative route is to use the franchise tag, which will force a player to stay for another season.
Other: Bills will use the franchise tag to refer to Jairus Byrd
Teams are given until Monday at 4 p.m ET to apply the franchise tag to their player to ensure that the player stays for the remainder of the year. Through the use of the tag the player is offered a one-year contract equal to the average of the five highest-paid players for their job:
Franchise Tag Figures via ESPN PositionTag Salary Quarterback$14.896.000 Running Back$8.219.000 Wide Receiver$10.537.000 Tight End$6.066.000 Offensive Line$9.828.000 Defensive End$11.175.000 Defensive Tackle$8.450.000 Linebacker$9.619.000 Cornerback$10.854.000 Safety$6.916.000 Kicker/Punter$2.977.000
Due to the huge salaries that come with the franchise tag, teams are typically hesitant to offer a contract to anyone who is destined to enter free agency. In order to give out a one-year contract that places an athlete among the top five players at their position, a team typically requires that the player be at most, within that top five. The record was set when 21 players were given the award during the 2012 offseason.
Four teams have already given their franchise tags in 2013 as they Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals assigned tag to Pat McAfee, Jairus Byrd, Henry Melton and Michael Johnson as well, each making sure that all four stay with their teams for at minimum one more season.
While the Madden NFL 23 will not be able to have 21 teams using this tag, as they did in 2012's offseason, there are still many teams that could decide to utilize the method. The most interesting is the situation for the Kansas City Chiefs, as wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, offensive lineman Branden Albert and punter , Dustin Colquitt have all expired contracts. Owners of the first pick during the 2013 Madden NFL 23 Draft, the team could select Texas AM offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, if Albert is permitted to walk.
Other possible recipients are New England Patriots offensive buy madden 23 coins tackle Sebastian Vollmer, Houston Texans safety Glover Quin, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola.