The Jets haven’t had a great track record with the franchise tag and that pattern continued when they failed to extend safety Marcus Maye before Thursday’s deadline.
Maye can be tagged once more next offseason, but his future in New York is very much in doubt in the short and long term.
The Jets have used the tag on six other players since it became an option for teams in 1993. They extended four of those players and traded two others (they tagged one player twice in consecutive seasons). Of those four, only one earned a second contract after that initial extension.
With Maye not getting an extension after one tag, let’s see what happened to those who were tagged before him.