5 Giants who were a total disappointment in 2023

These guys had '23 campaigns to forget for the G-Men

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2. RB Saquon Barkley

In what may have been his final season in a New York Giants uniform, it was not the year that the Giants or Saquon Barkley had envisioned. After not being able to come to an agreement on a long-term contract, the former No. 2 overall pick played the campaign on the non-exclusive franchise tag.

After posting over 1,300 yards on the ground in 2022 and 10 touchdowns, Barkley failed to put up similar stats this past season. Barkley only rushed for 962 yards and six touchdowns and missed three games with an ankle injury. Barkley also only had one 100-plus yard rushing game, which came against the New York Jets.

As things stand, it's up in the air if the Giants will be able to get something done with Barkley this offseason. He doesn't want to play on the franchise tag again, but Schoen seems to be hesitant to pay him like one of the top RBs in the game due to his injury history. At this point, it wouldn't be a surprise if Barkley is playing for a different team next September.