Time is running out for teams to work out long-term deals with players under the franchise tag. The deadline for the two sides to agree on an extension is July 15 at 4 p.m. ET.
Once the deadline passes, NFL teams will have to wait until the end of the regular season to sign players under the franchise tag to new contracts.
Dak Prescott, Justin Simmons and Leonard Williams had successful negotiations with their respective teams after receiving the franchise tag. That being said, there are still seven players who are currently under the tag.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, Washington Football Team offensive guard Brandon Scherff, New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson, New York Jets safety Marcus Maye and Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Taylor Moton haven’t signed long-term contracts yet.
One week remains for teams and franchise tagged players to negotiate multi-year deals.
The 7 tagged players left: Chris Godwin, Marcus Maye, Taylor Moton, Allen Robinson, Cam Robinson, Brandon Scherff, Marcus Williams.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 8, 2021
Robinson has been fantastic for the Bears, but he hasn’t received much help from his quarterbacks. He might want to see what Justin Fields can do on the gridiron before committing to Chicago for the long haul.
Godwin, meanwhile, is one of the few members of the Buccaneers’ championship team that didn’t received a multi-year deal. If he doesn’t get a deal done over the next week, he’ll have the chance to rebuild his value this fall.
The player with the most leverage out of the bunch is Scherff. He’s been named a franchise player for two years in a row and is coming off a Pro Bowl season. Washington should want him on its roster for the foreseeable future.
Do you think any long-term contracts will get done over the next few days?