The low season of National Football League (NFL) is getting closer to the opening of the new year of the league, stipulated for this March 16. Cincinnati Bengalswho stood at the gate of glory in the superbowl, they will have a close battle with one of their stars these months.
Jessie BatesIIIone of the great defensive figures of the team led by Zac Taylor, has not yet been able to arrange a new contract with the franchise, so Cincinnati will surely decide to apply the franchise tag to him.
The deadline to make this movement is March 8, and It will give the Bengals the possibility of being able to count on who was one of their captains in defensein addition to extending the term to be able to give him a new contract.
The courage of Jessie Bates III
According to Tyler Dragon of USA Today Sports, Cincinnati Bengals will effectively apply the franchise tag on safety Jessie Bates IIIsecuring the 25-year-old for at least the next season.
The franchise tag has a complicated method of calculating if we take it from the franchise cap space side: The five most expensive contracts at the position are averaged, and there’s the contract price. In this case, Bates will be worth US$13 million, approximately.