Barkley made headlines in the summer of 2023 because he was at loggerheads with the Giants’ front office. The star running back wanted an extension but the suits laughed in his face. Everybody knows that running back is the most underpaid position in the league right now.
He threatened a holdout but the response was fascinating. Many fans called him naive because they were never going to pay him. In the end, Barkley agreed a one-year extension worth $10 million. This was the same as if they put him under the franchise tag but they added more bonuses (via Fansided).