The San Francisco 49ers placed their Franchise Tag on Safety Dashon Goldson and have since had trouble coming to an agreement in contract negotiations with him. Goldson is unhappy with what he is being offered and the overall situation.
The 49ers and Goldson have until July 16th to come to an agreement or he will need to sign the one-year franchise tender to play in 2012. With such little time left to get this deal done, the 49ers and Goldson must act quickly.
Like any contract dispute, there is an obvious conflict with what Goldson thinks he is worth and what the 49ers are willing to give him. Goldson is reportedly asking for a contract worth $8 million per season.
The 49ers are more in favor of signing Goldson for around $7 million per year, similar to the contract the Tennessee Titans and their franchised tagged safety Michael Griffin recently agreed to.
It appears Goldson will not be happy if he has to sign the franchise tender because it lacks security and stability.
He would be guaranteed more money with a long term deal, adding to the frustration of potentially having to accept the one year pact.
Given the dangerous nature of the sport, players want to know that they have some guaranteed money and an idea of where they will be living in the future for stability.
The 49ers would like to know that they have Goldson locked in for longer than one year as well.
Their defense has been the backbone of the organization and main reason for their recent success.
They will continue to work hard at getting the hard-hitting safety under contract before the July 16th deadline.