As last week's franchise tag deadline came and went with no long term deals for several top RB's, the situation hit a peak and caused many backs to publicly lash out in support of their position. Austin Ekeler of the Los Angeles Chargers took it one step further this weekend, starting a zoom meeting of several top ball carriers to discuss the ramifications of the market.

Ekeler had attempted to land a long term deal with the Chargers this offseason as he heads into the final year of his contract, and faces a similar plight as many aging backs in the free agent market.

Saquon Barkley and Josh Jacobs were two of the primary attendees, after both failed to reach a long-term agreement with their respective franchises at the deadline and may look to hold out of training camp.

Other top backs that joined in with the NFLPA included Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry, and Jonathan Taylor, Per Pro Football Talk. The stars are looking to present a unified front, as they will continue to combat the lowering salaries for RBs while other positions skyrocket.

Dalvin Cook was reportedly also invited to the meeting, but was flying home from his football camp for kids. Cook has been heavily pursued in recent weeks to join a contender after being cut by the Vikings in June, but is not rushing to sign a deal. He has also been in the spotlight over reported allegations with his ex-girlfriend, a situation that remains ongoing.