As we move through NFL mandatory minicamps this month and gear up for the start of 2023 training camps at the end of July, a handful of big-name players are amid negotiations for new contracts. So we checked in around the league on where things stand for 19 stars who could get paid this summer.
Could Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow reset the quarterback market after Jalen Hurts signed a $255 million extension in April and Lamar Jackson re-upped with Baltimore for $260 million over five years? Will running backs Saquon Barkley and Josh Jacobs play out the 2023 season on the franchise tag or land multiyear deals to stay with their current teams? Is Nick Bosa set to become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL? And how might potential extensions for CeeDee Lamb, Justin Jefferson, Chris Jones and Brian Burns stack up?
Our NFL Nation reporters have the latest on the extension landscape, with intel on 19 ongoing negotiations. Let's begin with two tagged players trying to get a deal done before their July 17 deadline before moving on to players set to become free agents in 2024 and 2025.
Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
Latest on negotiations: Barkley wants a long-term deal from the Giants. He has made that clear. The Giants, however, are completely fine with him playing on the franchise tag in 2023. The belief is the two sides will try to get something done before the July 17 deadline to negotiate contracts with franchise-tagged players.
"I think they're open to talking," Barkley said recently at his AMPT youth football camp. "I'm open to talking. I think at the end of the day, if you really break it down and look at it as a whole, there is no rush."
The Giants know what Barkley means to their offense. He played a league-high 79.2% of his team's snaps at running back last season and led New York in rushing yards (1,312) and touchdowns (10) while also tying for the team lead with 57 receptions. The Giants' offseason plans have always included Barkley — that has not changed. It's just a matter of how much general manager Joe Schoen wants to prioritize keeping the team captain happy.
For Barkley, it's about the guaranteed money. The floor is this year's franchise tag ($10.1 million) plus the possibility of another next year ($12.1 million). That's $22.2 million guaranteed.