A player's position is the key to determining his salary due under the Franchise Tag. In the ever-evolving NFL, however, what appeared to be a fairly simple determination has become a hotbed of controversy. Article 10 of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Players' Association governs the Franchise Tag. Accordingly, a player's position is defined as the position "at which he participated in the most plays during the prior League Year." Thus, a player's positional distinction is critical. For a tight end, the projected Franchise Tag salary will be $7.04 million for the coming season. Meanwhile, a player tagged as a wide receiver is projected to earn a whopping $12.3 million.
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