The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially placed the franchise tag on tight end Evan Engram, the team announced on Monday afternoon. The move does not come as much of a surprise, as the team was expected to try to retain Engram one way or another.
The franchise tag, if Engram decides to signs it and plays on it, would pay just under $12 million guaranteed for the 2023 season.
One thing worth noting however, is that the Jaguars are still able to negotiate with Engram for a long term deal and remove the franchise tag designation. So, it’s still possible and I would say likely the two sides come to a long term argreement.
Originally a first round pick of the New York Giants and signed on a one-year deal for the Jaguars last year, ending the season with a career year after betting himself in Doug Pederson’s offensive system.