7 players Colts will miss out on due to franchise tag
Colts miss out on two top wide receivers
If missing out on two top-left tackles is bad enough, try missing on not one, but two of the targets that Indy needed to land this year. Both Chris Godwin and Davante Adams were tagged by their respective teams before the deadline.
Indianapolis is in need of a top wide receiver to pair with Michael Pittman, Jr. Every fan was hoping that the Colts would bring in a true WR1 this offseason to really take the training wheels off the Indianapolis offense.
A top wide receiver this offseason will make Indy’s offense a dual-threat offense, excelling in the air and on the ground.
Godwin gets his second tag in two years, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cannot commit to keeping him on a long-term deal. The receiver isn’t getting any younger, so this is only hurting his chances at a big payday in the future.
There is still time to work out a deal with Godwin this offseason, but if no deal is reached, Godwin will be set to make $18.42 million guaranteed. His market value is at five years, $103.7 million. Godwin getting tagged means that cornerback Carlton Davis will be an unrestricted free agent.
Up north, the Green Bay Packers quickly tagged Adams after Aaron Rodgers agreed to stay with the team. This brings Rodgers’ favorite target back in 2022 and is guaranteed to make $20.1 million in 2022.