The NFL's deadline to sign franchise-tagged players to long-term deals came and went on Monday, with three of the top running backs in the league not getting the contract extensions they were seeking from their respective teams.

The New York Giants' Saquon Barkley, Las Vegas Raiders' Josh Jacobs and Dallas Cowboys' Tony Pollard all failed to reach agreements on long-term deals, putting them in position to play the 2023 season on the $10.1 million franchise tender. The only position group with a franchise tender value lower than that is kickers and punters.

However, Pollard is the only one of the three to sign his franchise tag, with all indications pointing to Barkley and Jacobs holding out of training camp and possibly beyond. All three of them can become unrestricted free agents in the 2024 offseason.

After the disappointing news, multiple running backs from around the league, including Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey and Austin Ekeler, took to Twitter to voice their support for the three players who aren't being paid what they believe they deserve: