RB Shonn Greene
Shonn Greene is an interesting case. He’s not a particularly talented back, but he’s shown he’s capable of carrying a load and moving the chains and the Jets are really thin at running back behind him. They are their best when they are run heavy and unless another one of their backs steps up this season, the Jets might not see the franchise tag value for running backs (7.7 million in 2012) as too much to pay for a workhorse chain moving back like Greene.
Likelihood: Somewhat unlikely
TE Dustin Keller
Dustin Keller broke out in 2011 and the led team with a career high 65 catches for 815 yards and 5 touchdowns. They haven’t given him a long term deal yet because they want him to prove it again, but if he does, I see no reason why they wouldn’t franchise tag him, unless they can reach a long term deal ahead of free agency. On a poor receiving corps, Keller is their only reliable receiver and the 2012 franchise tag value for tight ends was just 5.4 million, the lowest of...