Saquon Barkley knows his future is up in the air with the NY Giants

Will Saquon Barkley be back next season?

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Despite the NY Giants being 5-10 on the season, no one can question the toughness or heart of Saquon Barkley. The star running back has missed time this year due to an ankle injury, but when on the field he has proven just how valuable he is for the Big Blue offense.

Despite running behind one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, Barkley is on the verge of posting another 1,000-yard campaign. With that said, the Pro Bowler is playing on the non-exclusive franchise tag and it's up in the air if he'll be back with the team in 2024. This is something that has definitely crossed his mind with only two games left on the schedule.

Joe Schoen needs to get a multi-year deal done with Saquon Barkley

Through the highs and lows, Barkley has stood loyal with the G-Men and given his all. Whenever he has the ball in his hands, the NY offense is far more electric. Not having him on the field is a major blow for both Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka.

If we had a time machine, we'd go back in time and BEG general manager Joe Schoen to prioritize getting an extension done with Barkley last March instead of Daniel Jones. Unfortunately, the $160 million extension for Danny Dimes is looking worse by the second.

Barkley, when healthy, is one of the best running backs in the league. At only 26 years old (he turns 27 in February) the speedster still has a lot of great football left in him. It's a shame that he's entering the final contests of the season wondering if these two games will be the last time he plays at MetLife Stadium in front of Giants Nation.

Yes, we'll agree that Barkley's injury history is a monster concern for Schoen and Co., but from our chair he has earned a new deal from the organization. Schoen wasn't able to get a multi-year contract done with Barkley last offseason, but that can't be the case again in the coming months.