EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For the second consecutive year the New York Giants have given the franchise tag to defensive tackle Leonard Williams.
The Giants applied the non-exclusive franchise tag just before the league deadline.
He earned $16.1 million on the 2020 tag and a second franchise tag is worth 120% of the previous season’s contract.
Unless the 26-year-old Leonard and the team reach a long-term deal by July 15, he will earn more than $19 million for the upcoming season.
Because the Giants used the non-exclusive tag, Leonard could sign elsewhere, but the Giants would get two first-round draft picks as compensation.