Doing so would require an additional 20 percent, which would run them close to $7.5 million. The report adds that the 49ers would have to create some cap space if they were to franchise Goldson. San Francisco will have until March 4 to decide whether or not to use their tag, but they are expected to continue negotiating a long-term deal with Goldson.
Interestingly enough, this will be the third straight season that Goldson will be an unrestricted free agent. He’s put together back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons for the 49ers and is definitely deserving of a long-term contract. We’ll have to see if they change their mind regarding the franchise tag in the coming days.
We currently have Goldson listed as the No. 9 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.