Darius Slayton slams reporter for take on NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Darius Slayton, NY Giants. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton, NY Giants. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

It goes without saying, but one of the biggest questions for the NY Giants this offseason is what to do with running back Saquon Barkley. Will general manager Joe Schoen give him a multi-year deal, tag him, or let No. 26 sign with a new team in free agency? This is something we can’t wait to find out.

If you ask wideout Darius Slayton, Barkley is incredibly valuable for the offense and he’s a stud running back. Insider Dan Schneier took a look at Barkley’s future and what the Giants could use his expected contract value for instead. Slayton took exception to this, calling him out on Twitter on Monday.

Darius Slayton took major issue with a take on NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Slayton didn’t hold back with his feelings here. Schneier replied to Slayton saying that he wasn’t insinuating that the production could be replace by a Day 3 draft pick, but that the Giants could be wiser to invest the money elsewhere and that help on the offensive line should an offseason focus for the team.

Barkley is coming off a fantastic season, earning Pro Bowl honors for the first time since his rookie campaign. However, the Giants reportedly offered him a multi-year deal worth around $12 million earlier in the year, but he turned things down.

With Barkley potentially looking to make around $14-$15 million per season, that could turn out to be too rich for Schoen, which could lead for the Giants to look elsewhere for a starting running back. No Giants fan wants to see that happen, as countless people feel as though Barkley has played his way to a new contract.

If the money doesn’t make sense on both sides, however, then we very well may have seen Barkley play his last down for the G-Men. The suitors will be lined up to try and ink him if the Giants do end up letting him go.

Schoen knows the pressure is on him to try and get something done. From Slayton’s chair, the decision is easy for his GM: Barkley must come back.