Monday, February 11, 2008

Is Alan Faneca Worth $7,455,000?

Amongst the Steelers' faithful the general sentiment is that Alan Faneca should be re-signed. We've even heard it suggested that the All-Pro guard should be slapped with the franchise tag (something, by our recollection, that the Steelers have never done).

Such a move would have immediate economic consequences for the team -- specifically, $7,455,000. The numbers for franchise tags and transition tags are calculated off the top ten salaries at each position (though for the offensive line centers, guards, and tackles are all lumped together).

If you would like to see those numbers the NFLPA has posted them on their website.