11 Feb 2005
Mark Maske of the Washington Post takes a look at which players might get the franchise tag, as well as what they can expect to earn in 2005 based on their position. One thing that immediately sticks out when looking at expected earnings is that cornerbacks top the list. My gut reaction is that quarterbacks, offensive linemen and even wide receivers are probably worth more than cornerbacks. Of course, in the days leading up to the 2004 draft, I thought the Steelers would be wise to draft a cornerback over a quarterback, so what do I know.
By the way, Rodney Harrison is expected to hold a press conference later today to let everyone know he feels disrespected by the fact that safeties are near the bottom of the list in expected earnings for 2005. (free registration/bugmenot required)
2 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2006, 1:28pm by Franchise Tax Board
You don't see many fifth-round rookie wideouts with real expectations, but Tajae Sharpe is one. Tennessee's poor history of developing wideouts has led to a rare opportunity that Sharpe can seize this season.