Agents Reveal How to Keep NFL Players Out of Free Agency: Everything to Know About Franchise and Transition Tags

With the NFL franchise and transition tags set to become available on March 9th, agents across the league are preparing their clients to make the most of the free agency period.

Agents are taking steps to keep their NFL players out of free agency by educating them about the franchise and transition tags. The franchise tag is a one-year contract that keeps a player with their current team, while the transition tag allows the player to negotiate with other teams.

A look back at the Rams’ history of using the franchise tag reveals that the team has used the tag sparingly, only twice since 2012. The Green Bay Packers have also used the franchise tag sparingly, with the last time being in 2016.

The Colts have not used the franchise tag since 2011, and it is unclear if they will use it in 2023.

2023 NFL franchise tag candidates for all 32 teams have been identified, as the window opens to retain key players. Teams have until March 9th to decide which players to tag, and agents are working to make sure their clients are well-informed and prepared.

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