The New York Giants and working again Saquon Barkley tried to barter a long-term extension through the group’s Week 9 bye however have been unable to return to an settlement.
The 2 sides have been mentioned to be far aside on the numbers however vowed to reconvene through the offseason.
Nevertheless, as the brand new league 12 months quickly approaches, the Giants and Barkley are nonetheless coping with a big “hole” in negotiations. The truth is, NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reviews, they aren’t even shut on a brand new deal.
“In some limbo,” Rapoport mentioned of Barkley from the 2023 NFL Scouting Mix. “The 2 sides, from my understanding, aren’t shut on a deal. Clearly, the Giants would like to carry him again.”
There have been reviews that Barkley is searching for a deal of $16 million per 12 months, which is analogous to the contract signed by Christian McCaffrey in 2020. It will put him on the high of the market however not reset it — one thing Barkley beforehand mentioned he isn’t making an attempt to do.
The Giants and basic supervisor Joe Schoen have acknowledged publicly they’d prefer to have Barkley again however solely on the proper value. And that value is reportedly within the $12 million vary.
The Giants are additionally open to putting the franchise tag on Barkley, however provided that they can come to a long-term settlement with quarterback Daniel Jones. If not, they intend to franchise him which paves the best way for Barkley to hit the free agent market.