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Meh, rumors were that the number for a kicker was going to be under $3 million (not sure if official numbers ever came out).  That's a good bit less than the crazy contracts that have been getting handed out at the position this offseason, so if the Jets weren't going to use it on Howard, then why not?

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Seriously?  Couldn't work out a deal with him?  Terrible.

 

Can't blame them if they didn't plan on using the tag on anyone else.  Gould got $4 mil / year, Gano got over $3 mil / year.  The tag was probably a cheaper option than a long-term deal.

 

 

Plus, this way we still get to keep on using the same jokes about how Folkin' great it is every time he hits a game winner!!!

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The team and Folk have until July 15 to work out a long term deal. This Tag just prevents him from hitting the open market and gives the Jets some leverage in negotiations.

I think it's probably likely they won't come to an agreement. Folk had a great year, and probably looking for the crazy money other kickers got this year. The tag allows the jets to not have to offer that big contract based on this past season. Let's see him start off and go through a majority of this coming year and see if he is worth that big money.

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Can't blame them if they didn't plan on using the tag on anyone else. Gould got $4 mil / year, Gano got over $3 mil / year. The tag was probably a cheaper option than a long-term deal.

Plus, this way we still get to keep on using the same jokes about how Folkin' great it is every time he hits a game winner!!!

That's the best "Folkin great";) seriously though, when has he ever been a real liability, he's won games
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Folk was 91% last year the problem is he's not 91% every year. This is a fair compromise between a mega deal and letting him walk. The Jets won 8 games last year somehow and a huge part of it was Nick Folk. I'm glad he's here for another year. Finding another PK, that good, isn't easy. 

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How on earth would someone complain about this? Who else were we going to use the tag on anyway?

We get to keep him for another year at least, and it's supposedly over a million less than the nutty money kickers were getting recently. Plus it gives us extra time to work something out long-term (if a deal can be struck).

Smart move.

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How on earth would someone complain about this? Who else were we going to use the tag on anyway?

We get to keep him for another year at least, and it's supposedly over a million less than the nutty money kickers were getting recently. Plus it gives us extra time to work something out long-term (if a deal can be struck).

Smart move.

I agree but the term 'FRANCHISE TAG" and the term "KICKER" seem to go together like " COORS LIGHT" and "BEER".

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How on earth would someone complain about this? Who else were we going to use the tag on anyway?

We get to keep him for another year at least, and it's supposedly over a million less than the nutty money kickers were getting recently. Plus it gives us extra time to work something out long-term (if a deal can be struck).

Smart move.

Beat me to it. It's the right move, but unfortunately that means our best free agent is a kicker. That's sad.
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