Judon doesn't mind the franchise tag, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. "I'm pleased to be tagged," Judon said "I feel like only a few players get to go through this in their lifetime. As much as I want stability in the future, I'm proud of where I'm at and where I came from."
Judon signed the franchise tender in late May, ending any speculation about a potential holdout. He presumably prefers to sign a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline, but it doesn't sound like he's in any rush to agree to a team-friendly deal. The 2016 fifth-round pick is scheduled to make $16.8 million under the franchise tag, following a 2019 campaign with career highs for sacks (9.5), QB hits (33) and forced fumbles (four). The raw numbers were impressive, but PFF charted Judon with an NFL-high 56 percent of his pressures coming on plays where he was either unblocked or "cleaning up" for another pass rusher. He appears to have benefited considerably from playing in a blitz-happy defense with an excellent secondary.