The franchise tag would cost the 49ers roughly around $8.16 million to tag Goldson for a second consecutive offseason. Goldson has actually been an unrestricted free agent for three straight seasons.
During a press conference at the NFL Combine 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh mentioned that Goldson is deserving of a long-term contract. However, general manager Trent Baalke also weighed in shortly after stating that; “you can’t pay everybody, and you certainly can’t pay everybody if you’re overpaying others.“
Goldson is currently listed as the No. 15 free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents List.
Since Walker is coming off a deal that paid him roughly $2 million annually, Maiocco believes they should consider locking him up to a long-term deal versus paying him a franchise tender of $5.968 million.
Walker is a young option and is a great run and pass blocker for the 49ers, but has been a liability in the passing game.
We have Walker listed as the No. 91 free agent in our Top 51-100 Free Agents List.