NY Giants waste no time landing a Saquon Barkley replacement on a 3-year deal

The Giants have landed former Texans RB Devin Singletary

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From one No. 26 to another? That's what's coming for the NY Giants and Brian Daboll's offense next season. Not long ago, fans were furious to see star running back Saquon Barkley had agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Eagles. Saquon joining the enemy is a joke.

However, general manager Joe Schoen hasn't wasted any time in bringing in a veteran running back to try and help out this team moving forward. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Giants will be signing Devin Singletary to a three-year contract.

The Giants and RB Devin Singletary have agreed to a 3-year deal

Singletary spent the first four seasons of his career with the Bills, so there's familiarity there for him with both Daboll and Schoen. Last season, he made his way to the AFC South to join the Houston Texans and he posted a career-high 898 yards.

The RB averaged 4.2 yards per carry and was pretty darn solid with the ball in his hands. For those of you wondering, yes, he can catch the ball out of the backfield too, as he recorded 30 receptions for 193 yards in 2023.

A major positive for the Giants bringing in Singletary is not only is he about half the cost of Barkley, but he has proven to be quite healthy in recent years too. After only appearing in 12 games during his rookie season, Singletary has appeared in 66 games over the past four campaigns with 58 starts.

Early on in free agency, Schoen and Jon Runyan Jr. agreed to a three-year deal, as the former Packer will now take one of the two starting guard spots. This is great news for position coach Carmen Bricillo, plus Singletary. The Giants offensive line struggled immensely with run-blocking and pass-blocking last year, but more moves are expected up front too.

In the end, it pained a lot of Big Blue supporters to see Barkley bolt for the enemy. However, Schoen and Daboll have a clear vision for what they want this offense to look like in 2024. Barkley isn't part of the plans, but Singletary has proven he can make some big-time plays when getting a ton of reps. Overall, this feels like a solid move for the front office.