Jaguars franchise Josh Scobee

AP

Jaguars kicker Josh Sobee will stay in Jacksonville for at least another year.

The Jaguars have placed the franchise tag on Scobee, as first reported by Tania Ganguli ‏of the Florida Times-Union.

Scobee has said previously that he doesn’t want to be franchised, and Ganguli reports that he has no plans to sign the one-year franchise tender, which for kickers is expected to be a one-year guaranteed salary of about $2.6 million.

So Scobee will hope to sign a long-term deal, and the Jaguars may go through the offseason without Scobee locked down. The reality, however, is that it’s highly likely that if Scobee doesn’t sign a long-term deal, he’ll eventually sign the tender in time to be there Week One. And a steady kicker like Scobee, who went 23-of-25 on field goals last season, should be able to miss training camp and step in at the start of the season without missing a beat.

24 responses to “Jaguars franchise Josh Scobee

  1. We need to keep Scobee. Whatever it takes. We learned our lesson when we didn’t sign Podlesh and got stuck with a dog of a punter, Turk.

  2. 2.6 mil. I could live off the interest for the rest of my life-comfortably. Wish I was an NFL kicker!

  3. They better sign him to a deal. You’d hte to have that contract on his mind when they need him to make that last second kick to propel them into the second slot of the NFL draft next year

  4. No joe, I’d say the man who accounted for 48% of our offense and lead the league in rushing despite being on a losing team with the worst passing offense is our best player.

  5. You know your team isn’t that good when you gotta franchise tag a KICKER!! Sorry Jags fans all 12 of ya

  6. Kicker holdouts are killer. Right around Week 8 he’ll be feeling that lower back pain from standing around all game. Conditioning is key.

  7. joetoronto says: Mar 5, 2012 10:40 AM

    The Jags franchise the best player on their team.

    Congratulations?

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    er, what? MJD? or did you forget about him in your rush to poke fun at the jags

  8. Wow some of you fans should be comdiens.

    I don’t like the fact they franchised Josh i think it could have been better used on someone else just my opinion.

  9. Scobee is nails – ask the Colts. He is one of the guys we want to hang around for sure. He has won games for us with his leg – ask the Ravens.

    This isn’t madden. Kickers are super important.

  10. Wow, apparently people here taking kicking seriously. 15 thumbs down for a comment that tongue in cheek?

  11. He might now be the best player on the team. But he might be the best player who’s contract is expiring this year. That still speaks volumes about the how destitute they are at the skill positions right now.

  12. As a Jaguar fan, yeah, it’s a little embarrassing to have to tag a PK. But you know what? The guy’s clutch and too important to the team to let him slip away to free agency.

    The Jaguars will likely be in some close, low-scoring games next year. So having a guy who can belt out 55-yarders without flinching is pretty important.

    Pay the guy.

  13. peytonsneck18 says:
    Mar 5, 2012 11:20 AM
    You know your team isn’t that good when you gotta franchise tag a KICKER!!

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    Your team should be so lucky that all the best players they have are already under contract…

  14. “peytonsneck18 says:
    Mar 5, 2012 11:20 AM
    You know your team isn’t that good when you gotta franchise tag a KICKER!! ”

    That was the case when the Patriots twice franchised Vinatieri, right?

  15. @peytonsneck18: So franchising the guy who single handedly beat you guys three times makes us a bad team. What does that say about your team, who fell apart because of one player?

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