Following Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb's contract history on a possible deal for Saquon Barkley

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Nick Chubb's contract

Chubb, just like Henry and Barkley, has also been one of the very best running backs in the league as well. Chubb was also drafted in the same 2018 NFL Draft that Barkley was selected in, although for Chubb's case, he didn't get selected until the second round, so he didn't have the chance for a fifth-year option.

Because Cleveland saw how good Chubb had been for them and wanted to keep him around long-term, the Browns and Chubb were able to come to an agreement on July 31, 2021 on a three-year, $36.6 million extension with $20 million guaranteed.

Because Chubb was not yet eligible for the franchise tag and instead, was eligible for the contract extension following his third season in the league, the Browns were able to get it done later in the month of July and weren't obligated by a timeline to do so, even though like Henry's deal, it was completed in July.

However, the focus of Chubb's deal, like Henry's, is where the focus draws to, as it has a $12.2 million average per season to it. That average between Henry and Chubb's deals is where the focus of any current negotiating may be between the Giants and Barkley - since Barkley is not trying to reset the running back market as he's previously stated.

While the July 31 date may not be the one to look at in the Chubb contract case, it's looking at the annual average of his deal is where Giants fans may want to focus on.