Saquon Barkley, Giants Fail To Reach Long-Term Deal, NFL Star Responds

Saquon Barkley will enter the 2023 season without a long-term contract — the superstar running back and New York Giants were unable to come up with a new deal before Monday’s deadline … and now, the former No. 2 overall pick is weighing in on the stalemate.

Both sides were working until the last minute in hopes of reaching an agreement … but despite the Giants reportedly upping their offer (there are rumblings they were offering $13 million a year), they were left without a solution.

“It is what it is,” Barkley tweeted shortly after the news broke … which certainly doesn’t sound like he’s happy with the end result.

The Giants placed the $10 million non-exclusive franchise tag on Barkley shortly after signing quarterback Daniel Jones to an extension in March … but there’s a chance he could now sit out the entire upcoming season.

In fact, Barkley has reportedly already decided to sit out training camp … which would not result in fines, as he has not signed his tender.

It wouldn’t be the first time a player of Barkley’s caliber has missed a whole season due to failed negotiations — Le’Veon Bell skipped all of the 2018 season as a result of his own dispute.

Barkley isn’t the only franchise-tagged running back without a lengthy deal — Raiders star Josh Jacobs and Cowboys Pro Bowler Tony Pollard were also unable to ink new contracts before the deadline.

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