by Anthony Caruso on June 15, 2012
Like all veteran NFL players, Drew Brees wants a lucrative, long-term contract. Accordingly, the quarterback was less than happy to be designated with the franchise tag by the New Orleans Saints this off-season.
The resulting legal dispute over whether Brees is actually eligible for the franchise tag highlights the ins and outs of the NFL’s franchise tag rules. In addition, it shows that the league and the NFL Players Association aren’t always sure how they work.
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