Tag amounts for 2010: The official numbers

Last week I had a story on what franchise tags are and how they are used in the NFL. At the time the official numbers hadn't been released, so I provided a link that had some estimates. The official numbers have now been released, so we can do a comparison and see exactly what it will cost to keep players if you franchise them. The big news is that the salaries that increased did so by an average of almost $2 million. There were several positions where the franchise money decreased--these include wide receivers and corner backs. QBs, offensive linemen, defensive ends, defensive tackles, and running backs saw their franchise amounts jump by almost $2 million. Punters and safeties held about even. Join me after the jump as we talk about each one.

Position Tag 2009 2010
QB Franchise $14.65M $16.405M
Transition $12.44M $15.546M
RB Franchise $6.62M $8.156M
Transition $5.93M $7.151M
TE Franchise $4.46M $5.908M
Transition $4.07M $5.248M
WR Franchise $9.88M $9.521M
Transition $8.39M $8.651M
OL Franchise $8.45M $10.731M
Transition $7.74M $9.142M
DE Franchise $8.99M $12.398M
Transition $7.77M $10.193M
DT Franchise $6.06M $7.003M
Transition $5.45M $6.353M
LB Franchise $8.30M $9.680M
Transition $7.48M $8.373M
CB Franchise $9.96M $9.566M
Transition $8.37M $8.056M
S Franchise $6.34M $6.455M
Transition $5.13M $6.011M
P/K Franchise $2.48M $2.814M
Transition $2.26M $2.629M

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