Pick Six Podcast: Which players will get a franchise tag, and AAF takeaways from the weekend
Ben Kercheval joins Will Brinson to break down the latest news and notes
The NFL's franchise-tag window is open, marking one of the first major dates of the offseason. Teams can now use their tags on players who are otherwise at risk of leaving, and that means we can start to get a glimpse of what this free agency will look like -- once teams start tagging players.
On Tuesday's Pick Six Podcast, Will Brinson provides a primer on which players you can expect to get franchise and transition tags once those dominoes start falling. Starting with the Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence (Brinson calls him the "biggest lock" to get a tag), he whittles his way down the list to predict who will get a tag and who won't.
Brinson also tackles the difficult question of what the Jaguars should do at quarterback, even thinking that there's the possibility of a franchise tag-and-trade for Nick Foles to address the issue. That's a risky endeavor, something that Brinson calls a "nasty game of chicken."
Later in the show, Ben Kercheval talks about the weekend that was in the AAF, including his takeaways from the four games, and a look at what may eventually end up happening with the league. Kercheval believes that the AAF's gap in quarterback play is an interesting aspect, as the haves and have-nots are incredibly apparent early in the league's life.
The second week of the AAF has concluded, and the Birmingham Iron, Orlando Apollos and Arizona Hotshots are all 2-0. The Atlanta Legends, Memphis Express and Salt Lake City Stallions have yet to win a game, meaning that we're starting to see a hierarchy in which teams are best in this new league.
To hear the full conversation, listen to the podcast below, and subscribe/listen daily to get all the latest NFL news and notes. There's a lot to see, and even though it's the offseason, there's plenty of football to follow.
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