The 49ers just announced they have placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould.
According to the reports, the 49ers used the non-exclusive tag, meaning Gould still is free to negotiate a contract with another team, but the 49ers have the right to match any offer. If they decide not to match, they would receiver two first-round draft picks from the team that signs Gould.
If Gould does not sign an offer with another team, he will earn roughly $5 million under the franchise tag in 2019. That’s a lot of money to pay a kicker, but Gould is worth the money to the 49ers. Letting him leave would have been a huge mistake. He is their entire red-zone offense. Without him, they might score 14 points per game.
What do you think of this move?