Starting today, the Philadelphia Eagles and the 31 other teams in the NFL have two weeks to apply to franchise tag to one player who would otherwise be a free agent.
For Philadelphia, the coming two weeks translate to a single question: Will the team franchise DeSean Jackson?
And this question begs yet another query: If the Eagles do apply the franchise tag to Jackson, will they try to work out a long-term deal with Jackson when the do franchise him?
In last year’s strange offseason, stunted by the lockout, the Eagles franchised Mike Vick. They eventually worked out a stunning 5 year, $80 million contract with the star quarterback.
Can we expect a similar situation, i.e. a long-term, lucrative deal for Jackson?
The signs coming from the team conflict, a fact that will keep this story interesting even after the tag has been placed on Jackson, should that occur.
Conventional wisdom says that the fact that the sides are not closer to a deal after all this time show that the Eagles hav...