Jets use franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk

AP

We noted earlier today that as franchise tags go, using them on kickers actually makes some sense.

The Jets have chosen to follow that path, announcing they were using the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk.

With Graham Gano off the market earlier today, the list of free agent kickers was going to begin to thin, and the Jets wanted to make sure to keep Folk.

The 29-year-old kicker had a great 2013, hitting 33-of-36 field goals. Many weeks, he was their offense.

And now, we get to see if he takes offense at the tag, after he was hoping for a long-term deal.