As the deadline for franchise-tagged players to reach agreements on new contracts came and went on Monday,
three high-profile running backs -- Saquon Barkley, Tony Pollard and Josh Jacobs -- were left without new deals.
Frustrated with the tag deadline's lackluster results, players around the league decided to share their thoughts, including Chargers running back Austin Ekeler.
The 28-year-old dealt with his own offseason negotiations after requesting permission in March to explore trade options.
Ekeler's contract impasse with Los Angeles ended in May when he agreed to a revised contract with added incentives.
When asked Monday if he was ever close to leaving the Bolts,
Ekeler opened up about how difficult it actually is for a top running back to seek a trade.