Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs and Tony Pollard will all need to be tagged in the franchise to play this season after being unable to agree on contract extensions with the Giants, Raiders and Cowboys respectively before the deadline. Today.
Actually, NFL Network reported that no long-term discussions had taken place between Pollard and the Cowboys, with the understanding that he would play this season on the tag. Pollard signed the tender for the franchise and will earn $10.09 million in 2023.
However, neither Barkley nor Jacobs have signed their franchise deals with their respective teams for this season.
Barkley reportedly turned down offers based on an average salary of $12.5 million per season, leaving open the possibility that he could stay the season or not play in 2023, if he doesn’t sign the tender franchise with New York.
Players lose money if they miss regular season games and lose game checks.
Saquon Barkley could end up not playing this season if he doesn’t sign the franchise tender
Tony Pollard informed the Cowboys in advance that he would not be extending his contract with the team
The Raiders are Josh Jacobs are at an impasse despite the fact that the running back wants to return
Barkley has 4,249 rushing yards, 1,820 receiving yards and 37 total touchdowns over five seasons since being drafted No. 2 overall by the Giants in 2018.
He said last month, while staying away from the mandatory minicamp, that the idea of skipping this season “pops up in the conversation” if something isn’t done by the 4 p.m. deadline.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about respect,” Barkley said. “It really is what it is.”
Barkley, 26, is reportedly seeking a contract that would earn him more than $16 million a season, tied with 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey. Matt Breida and 2023 fifth-round pick Eric Gray are listed as replacements for Barkley on the Giants’ depth chart.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys’ running game will go through Pollard, who takes over as the starter for released Ezekiel Elliott.
Pollard has been involved in off-season activities while recovering from ankle surgery, and is expected to be ready to go when training camp opens on July 26. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl after last season, in which he ran for a career-high 1,007 yards.
Pollard added 39 receptions for 371 yards and scored 12 combined touchdowns in 16 games (four starts).
During the Cowboys’ playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers in January, he sprained his ankle and underwent a “tightrope” procedure to repair his ankle. Pollard also broke the fibula in his left leg.
Barkley is looking for a deal that would net him closer to $16m, but the Giants have offered him $12.5m
Pollard succeeds Ezekiel Elliot, who was fired in March, as Dallas starting running back
The Cowboys defeated Pollard in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In 62 career regular season games (six starts), he has 2,616 rushing yards, 1,008 receiving yards and 22 combined touchdowns.
Finally, Jacob, a 2019 Raiders first-round pick, didn’t have his fifth-year option picked last spring by Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler.
Jacobs, 25, surprisingly took part in the Raiders’ pre-season afterwards, which led to rumors that he would be traded before November. Instead, the running back had a career season, leading the league in rushing yards (1,653) and scrimmage yards (2,053) while catching 53 passes for 12 touchdowns.
His 86-yard touchdown against the Seahawks was the longest rush in the NFL last season. Jacobs was the first Raiders player to lead the league in rushing since Marcus Allen in his 1985 MVP season.
Despite his outstanding performance, Jacobs and the Raiders are at an impasse, but the player has insisted he wants to return to Las Vegas this season, although he said “it has to make sense”.
Raiders owner Mark Davis said Jacobs was “the heart of our team” at the league’s annual meeting in March. Jacobs, on the other hand, remained silent throughout the talks, but said he shared a few cryptic tweets.
“Sometimes it’s not about you,” he tweeted in June, apparently hinting at wanting to change the narrative that running backs aren’t as valued as they used to be in today’s game. today. ‘We must do this for those after us.’
Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns was the last running back to sign a long-term contract worth $10 million or more per season in 2021.