Saquon Barkley doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Arguably, this has gone even longer, as Saquon has been eligible for an extension for 2 years now but that was never realistic (or even on the table) due to his ongoing injuries in years three and four of his career.
Barkley and the team have reopened talks recently in hopes of signing a long-term deal.
The Giants tagged Barkley after agreeing to a long-term extension with QB Daniel Jones at the last second before the 4 pm franchise tag deadline. Immediately upon signing Jones, they tagged Barkley and kept hammering away parameters of a possible deal.
No deal was ever reached, the giants went out and spent over $50M in committed money in 2023, drafted a running back in the Draft, and have still yet to agree on a deal with Saquon.
Barkley has yet to sign the tag and it’s unclear what will happen before the July 17 deadline or after.
Recently, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on NFL+ that the Giants have been resuming talks with Barkley and his agent, Kim Miale.
In fact, Rapoport claimed the Giants have offered Barkley similar offers to the ones discussed before the franchise tag, free agency, and the 2023 Draft.
It remains to be seen what the offer looks like, how much guaranteed money is involved, the length of the deal(s) being discussed, and what the structure would be.