The NFL's franchise tag window has officially opened. Most of the time, there isn't too much action during this open period. However, there are still a few players to keep an eye on this offseason.
Most notably, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams could be facing a franchise tag. Names like Orlando Brown and Chandler Jones could also be in the mix.
"The NFL’s window to use franchise tags opens today & closes March 8. History shows few players get tagged until the deadline," tweeted NFL insider Ian Rapoport. "Notable players who warrant consideration: #Packers WR Davante Adams, #Patriots CB JC Jackson, #Chiefs LT Orlando Brown & #AZCardinals LB Chandler Jones."
Last year and several years prior, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and the franchise tag was a major topic of conversation within NFL circles. Luckily, the two sides hammered out a big extension last year.
The franchise tag in and of itself is a controversial topic. Should players like Davante Adams and Chandler Jones really be forced into a franchise tag when they could potentially garner much more money with another team? Fans have long called it an unfair process.
Regardless, look for the Packers to franchise tag Adams. They don't want to lose him to free agency and lose Aaron Rodgers to a potential trade or retirement in the process.
The NFL's franchise tag window has officially begun. It'll last through the eighth of March.