The Vikings have decided to place the franchise tag on linebacker Chad Greenway. Greenway has decided he has no problem with that.
“I would say my initial reaction is I’m excited to be a Viking for at least another year,” Greenway said, per Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Obviously, I’m hoping to get a long-term deal done when a CBA is reached because I want to be a Viking my whole career. I’m excited to play for Coach [Leslie] Frazier and [linebackers coach] Mike Singletary, Coach [Fred] Pagac again. I have great teammates and am excited to be here.”
The fact that he’ll make nearly $10 million in 2011 may have influenced his decision to take the high road. Either way, not many guys are happy about being restricted via the franchise tag. This year, at least three guys (Greenway, Mike Vick, and LaMarr Woodley) have no complaints.
Greenway was the first first-round pick of the Brad Childress era.