What is an Exclusive Franchise Tag (EFT)?

An Exclusive Franchise Tag (EFT) is a tag that can be applied to an impending free agent that keeps that player under contract for one more season.

An EFT gets a guaranteed 1-year deal worth whichever of the following numbers is higher:

  1. The average of the Top 5 players at his position for the upcoming season.
  2. 120% of his previous year’s original salary*.

*Original salary is the price that player went for in the Auction, or the final year of his rookie deal.