When the Broncos tag Demaryius Thomas, he should take his sweet time in signing it

How Do NFL Players, Teams Prepare for Tag Process?

“From a practical standpoint, what you’re seeing is that players sign that thing immediately to guarantee it, but teams rarely revoke the franchise tag. Once you sign it, you’re obligated. You have to show up. It seems like if there’s the threat of you not showing up, sometimes it helps you get a better deal right around the deadline. If Houston doesn’t sign it right away and they revoked it, his agent would be jumping for joy. He could be the highest-paid defensive player in football.”

The Broncos will have between Feb 16 and Mar 2 to tender Demaryius at the franchise level, and until the afternoon of Jul 15 to sign him to a multiyear deal.

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