By Tuesday, it had been made official.
Eight players received the non-exclusive franchise tag. One Super Bowl MVP was given the exclusive franchise tag, and a defensive end who works in the state of Florida was given the lesser-used transition tag.
We will take a closer look at all 10 players. Our power rankings are not based on finances but rather the quality of the player, taking into account both his performance in 2015 as well as his career to date. We will also use his impact on his team and unit as part of our evaluation process.
While it’s safe to say that most will assume who’s first on our list, perhaps the order of the other nine names will be a surprise.