When it comes to Golladay, a couple of options have been discussed at length. First, the Lions could simply sign Golladay to a mega-contract extension that would likely get him between $19-20 million per season. Or, the Lions could decide to kick the can a bit by using the franchise tag on Golladay, which will be in the vicinity of $16 million per season.
But according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, sources of his have told him that Golladay will get the franchise tag but he added that people around the league wouldn’t rule out a “tag and trade.”
From CBS Sports:
Many teams view him as the best WR option out there, but keeping him on the tag at around $16M, when the open market may bear around $19M, would make a lot of sense. Multiple league sources have told me Golladay will get the tag after his relationship with the prior regime in Detroit got rocky over prolonged extension negotiations. Could this be an eventual tag and trade? People around the league wouldn’t rule that out with the Lions rebuilding and trying to amass picks.
In my opinion, this is the perfect scenario for the Lions as they would be able to get some draft capital without having to pony up the big bucks for a wide receiver.
Nation, what do you think?