Jets Use Franchise Tag On Nick Folk

The Jets have officially placed their franchise tag on Nick Folk, the team announced today in a press release. The exact franchise figure for kickers isn’t known yet, but it figures to be in the neighborhood of $3.4MM. That would represent a sizable raise for Folk, who earned $780K in 2013.

In addition to making all 27 of his extra-point tries in 2013, Folk converted on 33 of 36 field goal attempts, including three game-winners. His 91.7% rate for the season was a career-high, and the first time since 2008 that his conversion rate was higher than 80%.

As Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News points out (via Twitter), no kickers received the franchise tag a year ago, but five kickers were designated as franchise players in 2012. The tag can be appealing for teams with free agent kickers, since the salary is so modest.

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.