I wanna take one last shot at this idea. We all love Givens. We all want to see him back. Why do people insist on the franchise tag? Ok we keep our # 2 WR, great. How do those who want the franchise reason through the following? 1. You would have to pay him $5.8 mil for 1 year. That is $3.8 mil over his value in my opinion. At least say 2 mil over value. 2. You just franchised your #2 WR. What in the world are you going to do with your #1 WR next year? 3. Who in the world would give high draft picks for a #2 reciever with a price tag of $5.8 mil who does not have to restructure or extend if he doesnt want to play for you? (i know most likely the trade wouldnt take place without a deal, but the point is relevant bcs it scares off teams). 4. What are you going to do with Seymour? An extra $3.8 mil would be nice to lock him up long term. 5. You have 1 franchise and let AV walk. Who replaces him and for how much? 6. Who wants to pay $5.8 mil to a #2 if he doesnt sign an extension? Huge risk. Many people raise the point that there are not many FA who we can sign, and that the draft is shallow. Oh ok, then answer this. Where did we find Givens? The first Round? The Second? The Third? The Fourth? Uhmm nope keep going. The point is that he is replacable bcs BB can and will find a replacement if needed. Again, I want Givens to stay, however not at the expense of the team. Am I off on my thinking here? Are my thoughts vaild?