Yes but it doesn’t work like your thinking. That happens when a players is going to get a huge contract with massive guarantees. The player will negotiate for the guarantees and long term contract. GG is not going to get a massive amount of guaranteed money.
For example the top OG in free agency is B. Scherff. Sportstrac is projecting he will get a contract like the following.
Scherff Market Value
- 4 yrs, $49,872,044
- Avg. Salary: $12,468,011
Maybe half of that would be guaranteed money.
GG won’t get anywhere close to this amount he will likely get around a 4 year 34-38 mil with 15-17 mil guaranteed.
The tag would bring 16M guaranteed for one year. He would be smart to sign the tag and enter FA again next year. That’s why he won’t get franchise tagged.
I think if BQ can get GG for 7-8 mil a year then there’s a chance we may resign him. But if he draws closer to 10 mil a year then we will let him walk.
Hope this helps.