Deadline for Three NFL Running Backs
Monday marked a critical point in time for three of the NFL’s premier running backs, with each of them needing to sign a long-term contract extension with their teams before the franchise tag deadline.
No Deals Reached
However, a deal was not reached for Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, and Tony Pollard, leaving many surprised and the league in a state of shock that running backs are no longer seen as a valuable asset.
Franchise Tag Worth $10 Million
The Giants, Raiders, and Cowboys were unwilling to make a commitment to these players beyond the upcoming 2023 season, meaning they will all be playing under a franchise tag worth over $10 million.
LeSean McCoy’s Response
Former running back LeSean McCoy was quick to respond to this news, expressing his opinion on the state of running backs in the NFL.
The situation with these three running backs and the lack of long-term contracts they were offered has sparked a debate about the value of running backs in the NFL. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out over the course of the 2023 season.