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Receivers Godwin, Robinson Top Franchise Tag List

The huge cash that goes with establishment labels for the 2021 season is going to beneficiaries, protections, and linemen.

No running backs. No close finishes. No linebackers. Also, with Dak Prescott agreeing with the Dallas Cowboys on another four-year bargain, no quarterbacks.

So wideouts Chris Godwin, who helped the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, and Chicago’s Allen Robinson were labeled not long before Tuesday’s NFL cutoff time. So were handled Taylor Moton of Carolina and Cam Robinson of Jacksonville, guarded tackle Leonard Williams of the New York Giants, and security Marcus Williams of New Orleans.

Recently declared as labeled players were protections Marcus Maye of the New York Jets and Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos, and All-Pro watchman Brandon Scherff by Washington.

While none of them is in line for the $160 million, four-year contract — with a record $66 million marking reward — that Prescott got, they all will get back heavy checks.

Leonard Williams, Scherff, and Simmons were labeled for a second consecutive year. Excepting their groups working out long haul bargains by July 15, they will procure about $19 million, $18 million, and $13.7 million, separately.

Godwin, a growing star with the Buccaneers — to such an extent that the group evidently will permit top linebacker Shaq Barrett to test the untamed waters — and the veteran Allen Robinson will be paid around $16.4 million each in 2021.

The going rate for protections under their first tag is around $10.5 million, which Maye and Marcus Williams will make in New Jersey. Moton and Cam Robinson will come in at about $14 million.

The 2021 compensation cap has not been set at this point, however, it will diminish from $198.2 million to somewhere in the range of $180 and $185 million because of lost incomes for the group during the Covid affected 2020 season. It is the primary reduction in the cap.


The 25-year-old Godwin procured $2.13 million of every 2020 when he had 65 gatherings for 840 yards and seven scores in 12 games. Tampa Bay likewise has such free specialists as cautious tackle Ndamukong Suh, tight end Rob Gronkowski, beneficiary Antonio Brown and running back Leonard Fournette.

“He cherishes it here. It’s difficult to leave and go to another framework only for cash,” mentor Bruce Arians said a month ago, adding of Godwin and Mike Evans: “However it’s not awful paying two No. 1 recipient, that is without a doubt, when they’re comparable to our No. 1s.”

Robinson was on a three-year, $42 million agreement. He brought in his cash by getting a vocation best 102 passes for 1,250 yards last season in quarterbacks-frail Chicago.


While Simmons and Maye, both rising stars, we’re relied upon to be diversified, New Orleans’ choice on Marcus Williams was seriously astonishing. He has been a conflicting entertainer at free security, however, he finds the ball and has 13 vocation block attempts.

Both Simmons and Maye are viewed as group pioneers, with Maye specifically venturing up when New York exchanged the displeased Jamal Adams to Seattle.

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