CBS predicts Giants RB Saquon Barkley to sign with the worst team imaginable

Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /

Come on, anywhere but there. As things stand, the NY Giants are in a tough spot with running back Saquon Barkley. Plenty of Big Blue supporters are starting to get a bit nervous that No. 26 could end up hitting free agency and signing with a new team sooner than later. Imagine if Saquon heads to an NFC East rival.

More, imagine of Barkley ends up suiting up for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. Yeah, no one would want to see that happen. Heck, we’d prefer it if Barkley made the short drive over to Philadelphia to play for the Eagles.

Over at CBS, they’ve dropped their predictions for free agents this offseason and in stunning fashion, they indeed have Barkley playing at AT&T Stadium.

Saquon Barkley signing with the Cowboys would be a total nightmare

"“With Tony Pollard headed for free agency and Ezekiel Elliott’s future unclear, the Cowboys could give Dak Prescott an unexpected boost of skill talent by pairing him with the rejuvenated Giants star. And they’d be robbing their rivals of a freakish athlete in the process,” CBS’ Cody Benjamin wrote."

Seriously? There’s no way this can happen. NY general manager Joe Schoen needs to keep rolling up his sleeves and see if he can convince Barkley to return to East Rutherford at a decent price. The speculation around town is that Barkley is looking for around $14-15 million a year, but the Giants aren’t ready to meet that number.

According to the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz, the Giants might not go much higher than $12.5 million a season. Keep in mind that Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News previously reported that Barkley turned down an offer during the 2022 bye week for around $12 million a campaign.

It seems as if though Barkley knows that if the Giants don’t give him what he wants, someone else will. With the Cowboys in particular, Tony Pollard could leave Dallas and Ezekiel Elliott surely isn’t the player he used to be.

This could open the door for Barkley and America’s Team to potentially work toward a deal, but it’d be a nightmare scenario for Big Blue fans if this were to go down. Please, just no.