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Running Backs Can Try All They Want, Change Won't Come

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Dan Patrick: "If quarterbacks said 'let's support the running backs collectively,' maybe you get somebody's attention. But until we have some kind of solution, it's a big story, but it doesn't have any other ending than what we've seen so far. They're not going to get a pay raise. The running backs who are holding these zoom calls won't be in the NFL in 7 years when the current CBA expires. If you're going to sacrifice part of your career for the betterment of running backs in the future, I applaud you. But until then, we can all say 'well they should get paid more.' But nothing is going to change. It's just not. I just don't know if they have a strategy. They have sympathy on their side, but they don't have anything else. They don't have ownership on their side."

Dan Patrick reacts to high-profile running backs organizing a call in an attempt to get better contract extensions from their teams. Dan explains why this coordinated effort will ultimately be fruitless for the likes of Saquon Barkley, Austin Ekeler, and Josh Jacobs.