Giants Win Tag Deadline

03/08/2023 Giants Win Tag Deadline

By: Jeff Yoder

Giants Reach Deal With QB Daniel Jones, Tag RB Saquon Barkley; Ravens Tag QB Lamar Jackson

The NFL Franchise Tag deadline came to pass on Tuesday, and a number of the league’s best players will be playing on one-year deals in 2023. There are three versions of the tag that teams can use, including the exclusive, non-exclusive, and transition tag. The non-exclusive allows a player to negotiate with other teams while the team who retains the player can match offers. And after the dust settled on Tuesday, six players got the non-exclusive tag for 2023.


Giants Keep BackfieldThe New York Giants had a lot on the line yesterday before the deadline with both QB Daniel Jones and RB Saquon Barkley needing new contracts. The Giants gave Jones a 4-year, $160 million extension while tagging Barkley for $11.3 million in 2023.


Ravens Tag Lamar Jackson: The final piece of tag deadline drama came in the final hour when the Ravens placed the non-exclusive tag on QB Lamar Jackson. The two sides were reportedly far apart on a contract extension, and other teams can now offer the former MVP a long-term deal, but the Ravens have the ability to match it. The LJ sweepstakes is officially open.


Franchise Tagged Players

QB Lamar Jackson (Ravens)

RB Saquon Barkley (Giants)

RB Josh Jacobs (Raiders)

RB Tony Pollard (Cowboys)

TE Evan Engram (Jaguars)

DT Daron Payne (Commanders)


Key Players on Trade Block

QB Aaron Rodgers

RB Derrick Henry (Titans)

CB Jalen Ramsey (Rams)

WR DeAndre Hopkins (Cardinals)


NFL Free Agency: Opens Wednesday, March 15


Additional Storylines

SI: Jets & Aaron Rodgers Spoke on Monday, But ‘Nothing is Imminent’

CBS Sports: Giants Reach 4-Year, $160 Million Deal With Daniel Jones, Tag Saquon Barkley

Yahoo! Sports: Ravens Send Definitive Message to Lamar Jackson With Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag


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