NFL insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New York Giants have re-extended the offer they made to Saquon Barkley just before the deal with Daniel Jones was struck. Barkley is currently absent from minicamp and he also warned a few days ago that he could opt for a holdout if a new deal with the Giants is not inked before the start of the season.
Had the Giants failed to reach a deal with Jones, they would have franchise-tagged the quarterback and tried to reach a deal with Barkley After signing quarterback Jones to a long-term deal, the Giants used their franchise tag for the 2023 season on Barkley.
Barkley, who would earn $10.1 million under the franchise tag in 2023, has yet to sign his franchise tag tender. "The two sides have had conversation. A deal that the Giants pulled off the table right before they did Daniel Jones' deal is now back on the table.
The fact that they have had conversations and are (still) talking is good news," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said, via CBS Sports.
Barkley wants a new deal before the start of the season
Last year, Barkley played a key role in helping the Giants reach the postseason and win a playoff game.
Now, Barkley wants to be rewarded with a new deal as that provides him with bigger security than a franchise tag. Barkley and the Giants have until July 17 to agree on a new deal. If that doesn't happen, Barkley could opt for a holdout.
“For me, it’s like we got until July 17. They can say what they want. We can say what we want. Just one day at a time. One day at a time. Now, that day comes up and I have to sit down and have that conversation, then I will sit down and have that conversation.
We’ll see what’s the best plan for me to do," Barkley said over the weekend. Also, Barkley highlighted during the same interview that he was open to talking with the Giants regarding a new deal.
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