Colts P Pat McAfee received the franchise tag on Friday, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.
McAfee has missed only one game in his four NFL seasons. In 2012, he had career-high numbers in punting average (48.2 yards) and net punting average (40.3 yards). Twenty-six of McAfee’s 73 punts landed inside the 20-yard line in 2012.
With a $123 million salary cap, the franchise tag value for punters in 2013 is $2.977 million.