Throughout the various offseason articles Ive read there has been many a talk about our pending Free Agents and who to resign. But what about our Franchise Tag? Do I believe we should use it to retain a player this year, the answer to that is no. But that does not mean I do not think we should not use it.
Jared Allen and Toby Gerhart, both unlikely to sign with the Vikings and both likely to be a hot commodity on the Free Agent market. So why not Franchise one of them to trade? What we risk is having a talented player on the team no matter which one we Franchised if we were unable to trade them. Of course any trade would have to come with the expectation that there would be a long term contract worked out so the team trading with us would not get hit with that giant cap hit. But the benefit would be not seeing two extremely talented players move on from the Vikings and us not get anything in return.
Share your thoughts and potential situations you think could happen.