49ers safety Dashon Goldson made it clear today he’s not interested in receiving the franchise tag for a second straight season, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Goldson, obviously, would prefer to receive a long-term deal. In recent seasons, linebacker Patrick Willis, tight end Vernon Davis and linebacker NaVorro Bowman have signed long-term extensions.
When asked about getting the franchise tag two years in a row, Goldson said, “Nah. I’m not for that. I’m really not. It would be surprising if they was to do that again. There’s no security in it. I’ve been in this league now six years, going on seven. I think I’ve done what I’ve had to do to deserve a second contract, period. The franchise tag, it’s cool. It’s not that bad with the money, but everybody wants security. In the job that I do, and the position I play, there’s a lot that comes with the territory. Security is something that you want at my position, for sure.”