The NFL franchise tag deadline is today and teams are starting to decide whether they wan to use it or work out a long-term deal with a player instead. For the San Diego Chargers, the decision for Donald Butler was not an easy one but the team has decided to give him a long-term deal that keeps him in San Diego and off of the open market.
Feeling blessed! Y’all heard it here first! Deal is done!! SD I aint going no where!! Too excited!!
— Donald Butler (@DAButler56) February 28, 2014
— San Diego Chargers (@chargers) February 28, 2014
Terms: Donald Butler’s multi-tiered deal with #Chargers. First 3 years worth just under $20M. Option for 4 more years worth $8M to $9.5M per
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2014
The Chargers were split about the type of money to give Butler, but both sides reached an amount they liked. Butler won’t be testing free agent waters for a while, and fans are waking put o happy news this Monday morning.