Saquon Barkley Hopeful for Long-Term Deal with New York Giants Before Deadline

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is still deciding whether to secure a long-term deal with the Jets this year.

The Giants used the franchise tag on Barkley earlier, but he still needs to sign it, which has kept him away from the facility this spring. The franchise tag binds the player to the team for one season.

Barkley and the Giants have until July 17 to seal the new deal, so there is no rush, as there is still more than a month left.

If Barkley plays on the franchise tag, he will make 10.1 million USD this season.

Barkley has expressed his desire to remain a 'Giant' for life, although he is being perceived as greedy because he turned down an offer earlier from the Giants this year that could have been worth close to 14 million USD per season.