By Max Harper

So, the average franchise tag cost for a cornerback in the NFL these days is $18.1 million.

For a safety, it’s $14.5 million.

Which sounds like a lot, until you realize how valuable Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was to the Eagles magic carpet ride to the Super Bowl.

The Birds have a lot of free agents:

CB James Bradberry, DT Fletcher Cox, LB T.J. Edwards, DE Brandon Graham, DT Javon Hargrave, C Jason Kelce, RB Miles Sanders and G Isaac Seumalo.

But several are well past 30 and most play positions at the high end of the tag’s salary scale.

Gardner-Johnson, whom the Eagles list as a safety, wouldn’t cost as much though it’s worth noting (and he might) that he plays slot corner regularly.

Only 25, he tied for the league lead with six INTs in 2022 despite missing five games and knows how to get under the skin of opponents.

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