That brings up a good question. Will we be able to make them our Franchise Player? Actually, that's how the FP originally came into being. When the CKL formed, the first guy we picked in that draft we got to keep for the original 12M salary for as long as we wanted to keep them. I kept Ron Santo for a dozen seasons at 12M, then dropped him and resigned him as FA at a much lower salary to still let him retire as Legend.
Originally Posted by rmadachik
Or will we be able to use the Restricted Free Agent rule when their initial contract is up? It would be good to know that before the draft starts.
I would like to see the option available to designate our first pick in the formation draft a 15M Franchise Player, as we did in the CKL. Barring that, I think they should at least qualify for RFA. One of the two options should be available, IMHO.
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