Jets TE Dustin Keller, who will be an unrestricted free agent during the offseason, is eligible for the franchise tag if a deal is not reached by free agency, but does not want that to be an option.
"I 100 percent do not want to be franchised," Keller clarified in an e-mail. "I signed a five year deal, that’s what I agreed to. To make somebody play a one year deal to something they never agreed to is crazy to me. It’s not legal in any other business, so it’s still, it’s just crazy to me. So no, I definitely don’t want to be franchised."
The franchise mark for a tight end this year is $5.962 million, according to the league's Website.
Keller said he's looking to settle down with his next contract and remain in one place for an extended stay.