When Scaife got the tag TEs were no getting paid near as much and the tag wasn't that high. Not sure I agree with the Titans thinking here. The tag is the only way to gain some leverage if you want to re-sign a guy long term. It also gives the team a chance to trade the player although that rarely happens. And keeping Verner one more year under the tag isn't the end of the world. After one year we can let him go so we don't have money tied up. If we let him walk we get nothing and assuming the team will be somewhat active in signing more FAs we probably won't even get a comp pick.