Historically, John & Pete do not use the Franchise Tag on their players. They have used the tag once; on K Olindo Mare in their first year taking over control of the team.
The best candidate for the Franchise Tag this year will be DE Frank Clark.
The opening day to designate a Franchise player is 2/19.
Last day to designate a Franchise player is 3/5.
Free Agency negotiations starts up on 3/11.
Exclusive Free Agency/Restricted Free Agency options are submitted by 3/13.
Unsigned players become Unrestricted Free Agents at 4:00 PM EST on 3/13.