— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 28, 2014
- Brian McIntyre notes that the franchise tag should run the Jets close to $3.1 million next season. n 2014.
Folk, 29, was a very consistent kicker for the Jets last season converting 91.7 percent of his field goal attempts while not missing a single kick over 50 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 13 kicker last season.
He would have done pretty well on the open market, so it makes sense for the Jets to tag him and try to work out a long-term deal in the coming months that would reduce his 2014 cap figure.