4 NY Giants fan favorites who won’t be back in 2024

Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll have some big decisions to make this offseason

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1. RB Saquon Barkley

While Saquon's future is still up in the air, it wouldn't surprise me if the Giants finally moved on from their star running back, who has been with the team since 2018. Could he hit the open market and sign with a new team in free agency?

Barkley's injury history may be considered a concern to the Giants' front office, leading the team to pursue a running back in free agency or the NFL Draft. The ball is in the hands of Schoen and Daboll, who I'm sure would be open to bringing No. 26 back for another season. However, they understand it is a business at the end of the day and must do what is best for the organization.

We know that Barkley has loved his time with the Giants and would consider returning if the opportunity presents itself. Throughout his tenure with the G-Men, he has become a fan favorite, and New York fans would welcome him back in a heartbeat with open arms. Still, the two-time Pro Bowler has more to prove and has said he wants to return to playing in the playoffs; whether that will be in New York or elsewhere is to be determined.

One thing to monitor is that the Giants have already hired a new offensive line and running backs coach for the 2024 season. The G-Men are bringing in former Raiders offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo and former Saints running backs coach Joel Thomas next season. This will be something Saquon will consider when weighing his options throughout the free agency process this offseason.

Regardless of the outcome, we have to imagine both parties will do what is best for their future. If this is the end of the Saquon era in New York, Barkley will go down as one of the all-time Giant greats, no doubt about that.

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