We are only a handful of days away from the NFL trade deadline arriving and the buzz continues to grow across the league on some big-time standouts. As you might have been able to guess, NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley has had his name floated around quite a bit.
Not long ago, it was reported that both Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll assured the Pro Bowl RB that he won't be sent anywhere. Barkley himself has said that he wants to stay in town. Coach Dabes could tell this was on Barkley's mind, so he didn't hold back in letting him know a trade wouldn't be on the way.
Yup, not a chance Barkley suits up elsewhere to close out the 2023 campaign. This is inarguably tremendous news for the big Blue faithful, as Barkley is the best offensive player on this team.
Saquon Barkley trade rumors continue but nothing is going to happen
It's great to see Daboll come out and put an end to this nonsense. Barkley has been linked to several teams, including the Bills, Ravens and Chiefs. However, Barkley, playing on the non-exclusive franchise tag, will stick around until at least the end of the '23 campaign with the Giants.
We all saw how valuable he was in both the showdowns with the Bills and Commanders. In the loss to Buffalo, Barkley rushed for 93 yards. Then in the win over Washington, Barkley posted 118 total yards and a long touchdown reception from Tyrod Taylor.
With a massive showdown against the Jets on the way this weekend, No. 26 is ready to make another splash, as there are East Rutherford bragging rights on the line in this one. If the Giants are able to post a victory, they'll improve to 3-5 and then they'll have another winnable game vs. the Raiders on the way.
Had the Giants suffered a loss in Week 7 and dropped to 1-6, then we might have assumed that there was a chance Barkley could be traded to a new team. Now, though, look for Barkley to turn heads each weekend with the Giants hoping to keep their postseason hopes alive.