Saquon Barkley drops major hint he’ll be back with the Giants next season

Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

Is Saquon Barkley trying to tell us something here? Right now, everyone is waiting to see what ends up happening with the star running back, as he’s set to be a free agent this offseason. The expectation is that the NY Giants will either come to terms with Barkley on a long-term deal, or they’ll tag him.

However, there’s still a chance they let him walk too.  From the looks of things, though, it sure looks like Barkley isn’t planning on playing anywhere else in 2023. No. 26 took to his Twitter account to offer up a giveaway through his foundation, which includes tickets to a Giants game, an autographed jersey and more.

Do we really think Barkley would offer up tickets to MetLife Stadium if he wasn’t going to be playing there?

NY Giants can’t afford to lose Saquon Barkley this offseason

Per insider Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants offered Barkley a deal during the bye week this fall that came in around $12 million per season. Barkley turned it down, and now he’s hoping that general manager Joe Schoen can increase things a bit. Schoen isn’t going to overpay for anyone, but there’s no question that he wants to keep Barkley in East Rutherford.

"“We’d like to have all the guys back, I really would, but there’s a business side to it and there’s rules you need to operate under in terms of the salary cap,” Schoen said recently while speaking to the media. “You know, Saquon, he’s a good player and he’s a great teammate. I loved getting to know him this season and he’s a guy we would love to have back.”"

It goes without saying, but Big Blue nation wants Saquon back with the team next season. Barkley earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time since his rookie campaign, putting up huge numbers for the G-Men this fall and winter. During the regular season, Barkley rushed for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns. Then in the Wild Card Round win over the Vikings, he scored twice.

He’s a fan favorite and has fought through so much to play at this high of a level once again for NY. Seeing him in a different jersey just wouldn’t feel right. Barkley deserves at least one more season working under Brian Daboll, but he could end up signing a 3-4 year deal as well.