Dashon Goldson is sick of being franchise-tagged.
“There’s no security in it,” he told reporters.
The safety placed the franchise-tag on Goldson before the start of last season, paying him $6.1 million but only on a one-year contract. If they do so again, his salary will be bumped up to $7.45 million, but Goldson says it isn’t about the money.
The franchise tag, it’s cool. It’s not that bad with the money, but everybody wants security. In the job that I do, and the position I play, there’s a lot that comes with the territory. Security is something that you want at my position, for sure.
I’ve been in this league now for six years, going on seven. I think I’ve done what I’ve had to do to deserve a second contract, period.
Goldson definitely does deserve a multi-year contract, considering he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season and was named to the All-Pro team.
He made it clear that he wants to return to the 49ers, but added, “I’m open to all 32 teams.”
Head coach Jim Harbaugh thinks Goldson deserves it as well.
“He’s somebody I think you reward,” he said.