Recently tagged Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork can still field contract offers from other teams, but the cost of acquiring him will be prohibitive.
ESPNBoston’s Mike Reiss writes that Wilfork received the non-exclusive version of the franchise tag. That means any team that signs Wilfork to an offer sheet must be willing to give up two first-round picks for him. (Not to mention a huge salary.)
In the unlikely scenario that Wilfork signs an offer sheet, the Patriots would have seven days to match the offer or choose to take the two first-round picks.
Essentially, Wilfork will be as difficult to move during the offseason as he is on Sundays. (As the picture above shows.)