In under four weeks, we're going to find out exactly what's going to end up happening with the NY Giants and Saquon Barkley. For a while now, Giants fans have been hoping to get a Twitter notification from either Adam Schefter or Ian Rapoport that a long-term deal has been signed.
Barkley is without question a Top 5 running back in the NFL and he's incredibly important for this team moving forward. That's why it's so key for general manager Joe Schoen and No. 26 to meet in the middle on a new contract as soon as possible. ESPN's Field Yates would also like to see something get done, as he lists this as the last offseason move the G-Men need to get done.
Will the NY Giants and Saquon Barkley come to terms on a new deal?
"Both sides have acknowledged a desire for an extension. Barkley wants and deserves to be paid among the top backs, but there has been reporting that he doesn’t necessarily need to be the highest-paid back in the NFL. That could indicate a sweet spot around the $14-15 million per year range."- ESPN's Field Yates
The good news is that Rapoport recently reported that Barkley won't sit out the 2023 campaign. For now, the expecation is that he'll be in East Rutherford with the rest of his teammates once training camp starts in late July.
However, Schoen and Barkley would like to just get things out of the way this summer. Otherwise, this is only going to be a major talking point moving forward and you better believe that trade rumors are going to keep on coming in.
We're tired of that and so are countless Big Blue supporters. Yates is eyeing a new deal for Saquon and so are his fans. Schoen has a limit, but the priority must be getting a three-year deal finalized with Barkley before the July 17 deadline arrives.