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VOTE PASSED: Franchise Tag Rules

Franchise Tag Rules  

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  1. 1. Are you in favor of the proposed franchise tag rule change?

    • Yes, please change the franchise tag rules to the proposed change below effective for the 2022 offseason?
      9
    • No, please leave the franchise tag rules as they currently are.
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Current Franchise Tag Rules:

 

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8. Franchise Tags
Each year every owner may designate 1 player whose contract expires before the RFA period begins to be his franchise player for the year. The owner will tag the chosen player by posting the players name in the official franchise tag thread in the AFL-Devy forum. The cost to designate a franchise player is $5 AFL-D bucks, and that amount will be deducted from the team's official balance at the start of RFA. This fee is deducted regardless of the owner retaining or losing the player during the RFA period or via trade.

8.1 Franchise Tag Restrictions
Franchise tags are valid only for the team who issues the tag by posting in the franchise thread and paying the initial fee. The tag is non-transferable, from the time a player is tagged until all RFA bids close for that player, or the end of RFA, whichever comes first. In the case that a tagged franchise player is traded away during the aforementioned period between tagging and bid closing/end of RFA, the teams franchise tag will be voided for the year. The $5 tag fee is non-refundable.

8.2 Retaining a Franchise Player
Franchise players may be bid on by the league, but to retain ownership the franchising owner only has to pay half the amount of the high bid, or $5 AFL, whichever is greater. Owner does not pay both cost and high bid, just the greater of the 2. The full cost, minus initial $5 fee, will be deducted from the teams balance at the time of closing. 

If original owner matches, they are to be retained based on the following schedule, which is simply $10 per contract year:

1 year deal: $10
2 year deal: $20
3 year deal: $30
... and so on

8.3 Failing to Retain a Franchise Player
If current owner does not have the cash, or chooses not to match high bid of franchise player, said owner receives HALF the amount of high bid (rounded up), plus high bids 1st round pick in the upcoming rookie draft. If high bid owner does not have a 1st round pick in upcoming rookie draft, said owner pays his highest pick in that draft plus 1st round pick in the next draft. If said owner does not have a 1st round pick in 2nd upcoming draft, he pays his highest pick in that draft as well and his 1st round pick in the 3rd upcoming draft. High bid owner could be out up to 3 draft picks if he chooses to trade his 1st round picks, and bid on opposing owner's franchise players.

A) - If you only have your original 1st...... then obviously you forfeit that pick.
B.) - If you have multiple 1st. Rd. picks and one of them is your original...... then you forfeit your original 1st. .... regardless of what the other pick is.
C.) - If you own multiple picks and none of them are your original then you forfeit the pick that is closest to your original pick in the order.... regardless of direction.

if you originally owned the 1.6.... and now you own the 1.5 & 1.8...... you'd forfeit the 1.5.
if you owned the 1.3.... and now own the 1.1 & 1.6..... then yes, you'd forfeit the 1.1.
if you owned the 1.10..... and now own the 1.1 & 1.12.... then you'd forfeit the 1.12.
a dice roll will determine the pick.... if you own 2 picks exactly in the middle of your original pick. For example if your original pick was 1.9, and you now have picks 1.7 and 1.11, you roll the dice. 3 100 sided dice = maximum roll of 300. If you roll 151 or higher you give up the highest pick of the 2, which is 1.11, if you roll 150 or lower you give up the lowest pick of the 2, which is 1.7.

 

 

Proposed Franchise Tag Rules (effective for the 2022 season):

 

One Tag per team of a player that would otherwise become an RFA per year at a $10 devy buck fee, non-transferable.

Franchise tag bidding will happen a few days prior to RFA

Any owner can bid on any FT player with a minimum of $21 devy bucks and a first round pick in that year's rookie/devy draft but can only bid on once per owner. (Ie. no bid increases, first offer is your only offer)

FT owner can accept one of the offers made on their FT player (not necessarily the highest cash offer) or choose to match 50% of the highest cash bid offered.

If the tagging team matches, the $10 tag fee applies to the match cost.

Multiple FT players can be bid on with the same cash/pick. In this case, the offer accepted first (based on forum timestamp) is the valid bid and all other bids made with that cash/pick are considered void.

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Bumping this to the top, still need half the league to weigh in here.

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Still looking for 4 owners to weigh in. 

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New verbage written for this passed rule change. Please weigh in on this.

 

2021 Rule change (in effect for 2022 and beyond):

 

Each year every owner may designate 1 player whose contract expires before the RFA period begins to be his franchise player for the year. The owner will tag the chosen player by posting the players name in the official franchise tag thread in the AFL-Devy forum. The cost to designate a franchise player is $10 AFL-D bucks, and that amount will be deducted from the team's official balance at the start of RFA. This fee is deducted regardless of the owner retaining or losing the player during the RFA period or via trade.

 

8.1 Franchise Tag Restrictions
Franchise tags are valid only for the team who issues the tag by posting in the franchise thread and paying the initial fee. The tag is non-transferable, from the time a player is tagged until all RFA bids close for that player, or the end of RFA, whichever comes first. In the case that a tagged franchise player is traded away during the aforementioned period between tagging and bid closing/end of RFA, the teams franchise tag will be voided for the year. The $10 tag fee is non-refundable.

 

8.2 The Bid Process

A week prior to the start of RFA, franchise tagged players may be bid upon by the remaining 11 franchises. The player commissioner will create threads in the forum for each franchise tagged player. Owners can reply in those threads with their offer. Minimum bid is $21 AFL-D bucks and a 1st round pick in that year's draft. Owners who possess multiple first round picks may choose which pick they offer in their bid but it must be explicit or the bid is void. Owners who do not possess a first round pick in the upcoming rookie draft cannot bid on franchise tagged players. Only one bid can be made per owner per franchise tagged player. No edits and no increasing of bids are allowed. Owners are allowed to bid with the same pick/cash on multiple franchise tagged players.

 

8.3 Retaining a Franchise tagged player

Should an owner choose to retain their franchise tagged player, the cost to retain is half of the highest cash bid offered with the $10 tag fee built-in.

 

Example: $70 is the highest cash bid of all of the offers on a FT player. Half of that amount is $35 minus the $10 FT fee leaves a balance of $25 that the retaining owner needs to pay to retain.

 

8.4 Franchise Tag Offer selection

Once the deadline to submit offers is over, owners will have 24 hours to select the winning bid. The winning bid is not necessarily the highest cash value but whichever values the FT player owner believes is most valuable. The relinquishing owner receives half of the cash bid selected and the first round pick designated in the offer.

 

8.5 Multiple Bids

In the event that the same assets (cash or first round picks) from a team are offered for multiple franchise tagged players, the first accepted bid (by forum timestamp) will nullify all other proposals including those assets. In the event that an owner can cover the multiple bids made with enough cash and first round picks, they cannot withdraw their other bids on a successful selection.

 

8.6 Contracts given to retaining or acquired franchise tagged players

Once retained or acquired, franchise tagged players are like any other players acquired or retained in RFA. Contract lengths can be assigned as per the offseason process.

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