You are already 27 years old. If the Patriots place the franchise tag on you next season, you will be 29 to 30 years old by the time you reach free agency. Who is going to give a 30-year-old WR the big bucks?? And you saw what they did to Adam when the team repeatedly placed the franchise tag on him. And what happens if you get injured? You also saw what happened to Ty Law. As to sticking to your contract, you know the team tore up Brady's rookie contract and negotiated a more lucrative one. So what would you do?? .