According to a source, A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals are unlikely to come to terms on a multi-year contract extension prior to today’s July 15 deadline, and therefore Green is likely to play this season on the franchise tag. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)
He hasn’t officially signed it yet, but the one-year franchise tag will pay Green a sizable $17.9M this season which isn’t bad considering he missed all of last season due to injury. Green will hope to build chemistry quickly with his new quarterback and bounce back in a big-way. When healthy, he’s one of the best wide receivers in the game. Currently, Green is ranked as WR29 in the ECR. He’s certainly a risky proposition, but his suppressed price tag could be appealing to those fantasy drafters who wait on wide receivers.