Basically because you can only use one or the other. But the year prior to the new CBA will allow the use of both in a single season. I forget if that's this year or next. But in most years teams will choose the franchise tag instead of transition. All the transition tag does is allow other teams to offer your player a contract. In most cases that will cost you more to match than if you worked out a deal. But I'm thinking the opposite is true in Dak's case. Jerry will offer him more than any other team is willing to pay.DoH, Brain fart on my part thanks for clarifying and I agree jeri & spawn wont use either
wonder why teams don't use the transition tag much, i don't recall hearing it being used by anyone, wonder if it pisses off the player and makes them more likely to hold out
Also consider the NFL isn't a football sim. If it were, this would be a no brainer. But owners and GMs far too often worry about the fragile sensibilities of the players with their egos, pride, and any negative message they might send. Making Dak play out this year and putting him on a transition tag next year sends him a clear message.
What would Belichick do?