NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported in late July that the organization is willing to allow Suh to explore free agency so the talented defensive tackle can gauge his market value.
Because it would cost $26.7 million to apply the franchise tag in 2015, Suh owns all of the leverage regarding his Detroit future.
He knows it, too.
A frustrated Suh told reporters in early October that "football is football and business is business."
Suh is just 27 years old and cruising toward his third first-team All-Pro selection. It's not every year that a players of his caliber and pedigree reaches the open market.