With NFL free agency starting on March 12, teams are scampering to figure out a plan to improve their rosters. However, before free agency officially begins, teams can use the franchise tag on their players beginning on Monday, Feb. 18.
Last season, we saw a record 21 different teams use their franchise tag. It'll be surprising if that many teams use it again this year, but it is certainly a possibility.
For the purposes of this article, we'll break down the most likely players that each team could franchise along with some analysis regarding who it actually should use it on.
Here we go...