Dashon Goldson doesn’t want to be franchise-tagged, and his team may oblige.
A source has told CSN that it is not a certainty the 49ers will tag Goldson for the second straight year. Instead, the two sides are expected to discuss a long-term deal.
Today is the first day in a two-week window that NFL teams have to designated a player as their “franchise player” and slap them with a one-year deal whether they like it or not.
Goldson made $7.45 million last season under the franchise tag, and he clearly does not want it to happen again.
“There’s no security in it,” he said a few days after the Super Bowl. “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.