Did Saquon Barkley's latest NY Giants award win portend doom?

The future is up in the air for running back Saquon Barkley with the G-Men

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What does the future have in store for NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley? The Pro Bowler is set to be a free agent this offseason, but the G-Men may end up placing the franchise tag on him once again in the coming months.

This is not what Barkley wants to happen, though, as he's looking for a long-term deal. Could someone else give Saquon the money he's looking for? Well, there's a chance we don't see him in East Rutherford next season. As luck would have it, Barkley was just honored with the 23rd annual George Young-Ernie Accorsi Media Good Guy Award. The past winners all have something in common...

Saquon Barkley wants to be a Giant for life but no one knows what will happen

Recent winners include Julian Love, Leonard Williams, Logan Ryan and Evan Engram. All four of those guys are no longer with the Giants and spent the 2023 campaign with a different team. Is this a coincidence, or should Big Blue supporters be worried that the trend will continue and Barkley will be gone soon too?

We don't want to look too far into this, but Barkley signing elsewhere during free agency might be something that goes down. It will all depend on what Joe Schoen does, but Barkley admitted on Wednesday that he hasn't spoken with the front office about a new deal yet.

While speaking to the media, Barkley acwknoledged that Sunday's game against the Eagles could be his last game for the Giants. However, No. 26 said he doesn't want to think about that and that he's said multiple times that he wants to be a Giant for life.

Soon enough, we'll find out if Barkley and the Giants can get on the same page with a new deal, or if Barkley will find a 'new start' and 'clean slate' with a different organization. We don't want to see that happen, but Giants Nation may need to prepare themselves for life without the former No. 2 overall pick making plays for Brian Daboll and Co.