The New York Giants and Saquon Barkley are about $3 million apart per season in contract talks.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Giants reportedly offered the star running back a deal that would average around $13 million per season before they hit him with the franchise tag. Barkley, however, is seeking a deal worth $16 million per year.

Per that report, the Giants made that initial offer with "the express message from the team that, if the tag were applied to Barkley, the offer would be pulled."

And Florio added the Giants "have not to date been willing to put the $13 million per year offer back on the table for Barkley."