Originally Posted by pzabby
Look at the NFL.
You can franchise a FA and you can sign him to a one deal of a certain amount of $$(offer him a contract of 120% of what he made last year or average salary from top 5 position of that same players position). Only can do it to once a year to any player you like(only one).
So if a NFL team has a star player and he is going to leave they will just franchise him and sign him to another year.
The Eagles plan to use the franchise tag on Michael Vick to keep him them for sure since he came back and was very good again.