In the past week alone, more and more NFL insiders have opened up the idea of the NY Giants trading running back Saquon Barkley either before Week 1 arrives, or at some point in the middle of the campaign. There’s no way general manager Joe Schoen even thinks about making a move here, right?
As things stand, the G-Men look 100 percent focused on having Barkley put on a show this upcoming season – potentially his last in the NFC East – as Barkley looked strong during minicamp. He’s going to play a huge role in the aerial attack, with head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka ready to let him do his thing catching balls from Daniel Jones. With that said, more and more rumors figures to keep coming on Barkley leading up to the season-opener vs. the Tennessee Titans.
Saquon Barkley traded to the Kansas City Chiefs was just mentioned
In case you missed it, Bleacher Report’s Ian Wharton came up with a list of trade ideas for each team, and he pitched the Kansas City Chiefs making a move to land Barkley. In return, the Giants would get Clyde Edwards-Helaire and a 2023 fourth-round pick. Would this be something that would open up Schoen’s eyes? You never know.
For the Chiefs, they’d of course love to pick up someone of Barkley’s caliber. With his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, Patrick Mahomes would surely love getting Barkley the ball in open space. He’d be a receptions machine if something actually were to go down here and Barkley made his way to Arrowhead.
The Giants would certainly like someone like Edwards-Helaire at MetLife Stadium too, while a mid-round pick would also be an extra benefit. However, as we stated above, Barkley is expected to have a monster impact on this offense for 2022. Jones is ready to ball out with Barkley and he wants to see what the former No. 2 overall pick can get done.
Saquon Barkley has also been linked with a trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As plenty of Giants supporters previously saw too, Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox dropped a piece on players who should be on the trade block, as Barkley was listed. Not only that, but Knox said that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be the best fit for Barkley when it comes to a potential deal being made.
The Bucs are in win-now mode, with the expectation that this will be Tom Brady’s final season with the team. He retired, then un-retired all in less than two months. Barkley would be a true superstar for the Bucs, but this feels like a complete and total long shot. Giants fans don’t want to see Barkley go anywhere. Unfortunately, you can expect more Barkley rumors to keep on coming this summer, especially with him about to enter a contract year.