Everyone is waiting to see what decision NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen makes with Saquon Barkley. Will the two sides be able to reach an agreement on a multi-year deal for No. 26, or will the Giants end up tagging the playmaker. We should find out soon, but there’s also a chance that the G-Men move on from Saquon.
Trust us – we don’t want to see that happen, but you never know what kind of offseason plans Schoen has, especially if Barkley is looking to make around $15-16 million a season.
Should Barkley hit free agency, there are several teams who would surely love to throw some big money at him. Here’s four in particular:
4. New England Patriots
From the moment Tom Brady decided to leave town, things just haven’t felt right for the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick is still considered one of the best coaches of all time, but the Pats have lost some sizzle and they haven’t even come close to getting back to the Super Bowl. The future doesn’t look all that bright for them on offense.
However, Barkley is the kind of playmaker who could come in and really change things overall for the offense. The Patriots are over the failed experiment which had Joe Judge and Matt Patricia trying to run the New England offense. Instead, Bill O’Brien has been hired as the new offensive coordinator.
Last season, Barkley topped 1,300 yards rushing and added 10 touchdowns. What makes him so special too is his ability to catch the ball and then turn upfield for some more head-turning plays. The Pats do have Rhamondre Stevenson, coming off a 1,000-yard season, but Barkley is on another level. New England could be a team to watch here.