Saquon Barkley knows what he is worth and what the New York Giants offered him was not working for him.
Despite both parties’ desire to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, the New York Giants and running back Saquon Barkley remain at odds.
The Giants offered Barkley a $12.5 million contract midway through last season, but he turned it down. Joe Schoen, the team’s general manager, pledged to restart negotiations early in the summer and kept his word.
Prior to applying the franchise tag to his star running back, Schoen offered Barkley and his camp a $13 million contract, which was again denied.
According to Bob Brookover of NJ Advance Media, Barkley also rejected another significant offer from the organization.
“The Giants, according to sources, offered Barkley a multi-year deal worth $12.5 million a season at the bye week, then increased that number to $13 million with a chance to get to $14 million in incentives shortly after the season.
“Barkley rejected both deals.”
Barkley and his camp reportedly are looking for a $16 million deal, which would make him the highest-paid running back in the league alongside Christian McCaffrey.
The Giants have until July 17 to work out a long-term deal or Barkley will be stuck playing on the franchise tender for $10.1 million, which would be about $4 million less than he could have potentially earned on the now-rejected deal.
This past season, the 26-year-old rushed for 1312 yards and 10 touchdowns last season which earned him a Pro Bowl selection.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.