Saquon Barkley Oct 28, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) on the sidelines during second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants placed a franchise tag on star running back Saquon Barkley this offseason, keeping him with the team for another year. But it sure sounds like the Giants would like to work out a deal to keep him in New York for the foreseeable future.

During the NFL league meeting this week, New York Giants team owner John Mara said that he’s told Saquon Barkley that he wants to keep him in New York throughout his entire career.

“I told Saquon we want him to be a Giant for his entire career,” Mara said according to Dan Graziano of ESPN. “He provides leadership. He’s a great player, and we’d like to be able to get something done with him at some point. The running back market is what it is right now, but I’m still hopeful at some point we will come to an agreement.”

Though the team’s would like to come to a longterm agreement at some point, Giants General Manager Joe Schoen made it clear that those negotiations are not currently ongoing.

“There’s no outstanding offer right now,” Schoen said. “Once we put the franchise tag on him, we stepped back. We knew throughout the negotiation that there was going to be a time where, if we couldn’t come to an agreement, we were going to go to the franchise tag, and that’s what we did.”

We’ll have to see what Barkley’s future with the team looks like.