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Morgan
11-11-2004, 06:55 PM
why wouldn't the Chargers put the franchise tag on him to be able to get something (a 3rd round pick or something) back in a trade to a team that needs a QB? Is that against the rules?

Zona Dave
11-11-2004, 07:15 PM
I guess because this is really his first breakout year??? If I were in that spot, I think I might just go ahead and do that.. he's been outstanding slong with Gates.

killervibe
11-12-2004, 06:12 PM
Because then if he chooses not to leave San Diego they would be forced to pay him the average of the top three quarterbacks in the league for at least one year. That would be alot of money.

Morgan
11-12-2004, 07:12 PM
It is top five but they could still trade his rights. Say they put the Franchise tag on him and then trade him to San Fran Green Bay, the probablem would be that the other team would have still have to pay him top 5 money (I think).

killervibe
11-13-2004, 12:46 PM
That assumes someone would want his rights and would want to pay him that much. He has been a good quarterback for 6 games but he isnt top 5 in the league by any stretch of the imagination.