Commanders place franchise tag on Daron Payne
As expected, the Commanders put a franchise mark on the defensive tackle. Daron Payne.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Commanders made the official announcement this morning. That means Payne has the option to sign a fully guaranteed $18.937 million contract for the 2023 season. He also has the option of making a long-term deal with Commanders and negotiating with other teams, though if he were to sign with another team, that team would have to send Commanders two first-round draft picks or work out another trade deal. with commanders.
Payne is the first player to earn franchise status this offseason.
Payne was selected 13th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft and was a pro bowler last season. He only missed one game in his five-year NFL career.