Given the high salaries that come under the label franchise teams are typically hesitant to grant contracts to anyone who is destined to enter free agency. For a one year contract that puts an athlete among Madden 23 coins the top five at their position, the team normally requires that the player be, at the very close to at the upper end of the list. A record number of players were granted the distinction during the 2012 offseason.
Four teams have already handed their franchise tags in 2013 as players from the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals were assigned franchise tags to Pat McAfee, Jairus Byrd, Henry Melton and Michael Johnson each, making sure that all four will remain with their respective teams for at minimum one more season.
Although Madden NFL 23 is unlikely to have 21 teams using the same tag as in the 2012 offseason, there are still plenty of teams that could choose to use the system. The most interesting is the situation for the Kansas City Chiefs, as wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, offensive tackle Branden Albert, and punter Dustin Colquitt are all on contracts expiring. Owners of the first pick for the 2013 Madden NFL 23 Draft, the team is likely to select Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel in the event that Albert is permitted to walk.
Other potential recipients include New England Patriots offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, Houston Texans safety Glover Quin, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola.
The market to find Madden NFL 23 offensive tackles who can play is extremely competitive this season , with prominent players such as Jake Long available. One name that isn't mentioned so much will be left tackle Andre Smith of the Cincinnati Bengals He is believed to be in search of a contract that would pay him approximately $9 million annually as per Madden NFL 23.com.
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Smith had a bad initial two years in the league, barely getting on the field due to injuries to his feet buy madden nfl 23 coins and needing to be relocated to the right side. However, he has performed admirably in the two years that followed, making him a hot commodity in free agency should the Bengals let him walk.