Latest update on Saquon Barkley contract talks looks more than promising

Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images) /

Sooner than later, the NY Giants are hoping they can get things done with Saquon Barkley in terms of a new contract and then shift their focus to other areas of need to improve the roster. Coming off the best season of his career since his rookie year, there’s no question that Barkley has earned a new deal from the G-Men.

However, the main holdup has been the amount of money Barkley is looking for. After turning down around $12 million a season during the bye week, it was back to the drawing board for general manager Joe Schoen. However, things are looking promising.

According to NFL insider Tony Pauline, the two sides are once again negotiating. Even better, the belief is that the two sides will be able to get something done and Barkley won’t be looking for a different squad to suit up for.

NY Giants and Saquon Barkley need to agree to terms as soon as possible

"“The belief is the New York Giants will retain Saquon Barkley by re-signing him before free agency opens up,” Pauline wrote on the situation between Barkley and the Giants. “It’s been widely reported that the two sides are negotiating with the hopes of reaching a new deal.”"

Barkley was nothing short of sensational this year, topping 1,300 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, while adding two more scores against Minnesota in the Wild Card Round. Whenever the Giants needed someone to step up, No. 26 was there ready to deliver for head man Brian Daboll and his staff.

In the Week 1 win over the Titans in Nashville, Daboll, with the game on the line, put the ball in Barkley’s hands. How did the RB thank him? By recording a nifty move to evade a would-be tackler and dive into the end zone.

That play set the tone for the rest of the season, which included other upset wins over the Vikings, Packers, Ravens and more. Losing Barkley would be a major blow for this offense. Luckily, it doesn’t look like Big Blue nation will need to worry about that happening.