What is a Non-exclusive Franchise Tag (NFT)?

A Non-exclusive Franchise Tag is a tag that can be applied to an impending free agent that allows his team to match the highest offer for him in the upcoming Auction.

An NFT player will receiver a starting offer from his own team of the average of the Top 5 salaries at his position for the upcoming season.

If a team declines to match the highest offer for its NFT player, that team will receive compensation from the winning-bid team. The winning-bid team must give a second-round pick (or better) as compensation.