The New York Giants might or might not have a suggestion on the desk for working again Saquon Barkley as of Tuesday.
NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported throughout an on-air phase that “a deal that the Giants pulled off the desk proper earlier than [they signed quarterback Daniel Jones in March] is now again on the desk” for Barkley. Rapoport additionally mentioned that New York and Barkley “are speaking,” and the insider indicated either side need to get a deal carried out earlier than the July 17 deadline for groups to signal franchise-tagged gamers.
Nonetheless, Giants beat author and NFL columnist Pat Leonard of the New York Each day Information later poured chilly water on Rapoport’s replace.
The Giants used the non-exclusive franchise tag to retain Barkley’s rights on March 7, the identical day it was discovered the membership and Jones had agreed to a four-year contract that may very well be value as much as $160M. It is since been broadly reported that Barkley’s camp beforehand rejected a multi-year deal value round $13M per yr with incentives that might’ve elevated the contract’s worth to roughly $14M per season.
Till Rapoport’s report, it was thought that Giants basic supervisor Joe Schoen was joyful to have Barkley play on the $10.091M franchise tender for 2023 until the second total decide from the 2018 NFL Draft gave the group a hometown low cost by way of a brand new contract.
Barkley suggested this previous Sunday he hasn’t dismissed sitting out a portion of the 2023 season if he would not signal a long-term deal although doing so would achieve nothing because it pertains to incomes more cash than what’s hooked up to the franchise tag for the upcoming marketing campaign because of the July 17 deadline. Giants assistant basic supervisor Brandon Brown spoke with reporters Tuesday concerning the relationship involving the membership and Barkley, one which seemingly has seen higher days.
“I feel it’s a kind of issues the place you take a look at the inspiration of your relationship, and our basis of our relationship with Saquon is considered one of not simply belief, however honesty,” Brown mentioned, per Bob Brookover of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. “It’s no totally different than being in a household. Household goes to disagree sooner or later, however the one factor that’s on the crux of your relationship, there’s love there. I feel Saquon is aware of how we really feel about him and I feel whether or not it’s mentioned overtly or behind closed doorways, we’ve had a number of conversations with him and there are issues we agree on and issues we disagree on, however on the finish of the day he is aware of how we really feel about him and that’s one thing that’s not going to alter.”
Former agent and present CBS Sports activities NFL contracts and wage cap knowledgeable Joel Corry mentioned last month he thought the Giants rescinding Barkley’s supply can be “an uncommon step” in negotiations and would present the workforce is ready for the 26-year-old to play on the franchise tag. By most accounts, Barkley’s representatives should run to accept an out there proposal if it is even just like what’s been reported all through the spring.