Stop us if you've heard this before - the future is unknown for NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley.Will the G-Men sign him to a multi-year extension, place No. 26 on the franchise tag or let Barkley walk in free agency? No one knows what's going to happen.
The future is also up in the air for quarterback Tommy DeVito, who stole hearts all over New Jersey thanks to his play in 2023. Tommy Cutlets and Barkley spoke with FanSided on Friday and the two were asked about what they expect to happen this offseason. Will they be back at MetLife once Week 1 rolls around?
Tommy DeVito knows the Giants could draft a QB in April
"There's a lot of uncertainty, I'm not sure what's going to happen. The only thing I can do is keep my head down and work and when the opportunity presents itself, just go out there and try to enjoy it and have fun and be myself, that's really it. You never know what's going to happen. They could go and draft somebody or don't draft somebody - I don't know. I don't make any of those decisions. I'm just here to play ball, do my thing and that's that."- Tommy DeVito
DeVito, an undrafted rookie out of Illinois, was inserted into the spotlight after both Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor suffered injuries last season. DeVito struggled in his first appearance against the Jets, with New York suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss at MetLife.
However, DeVito was able to find his footing not long after, helping power the Giants to three consecutive victories. On the year, he tossed for 1,101 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions, while adding 195 yards and one score on the ground. As he mentioned in the clip above, though, he knows the Giants could draft someone in late April, which would open the door for him to leave his hometown squad.
As for Barkley, he has said he wants to be a Giant for life, but he and general manager Joe Schoen haven't had any luck when they've met at the negotiating table. Barkley posted a career-high 1,312 rushing yards in 2022 and followed that up with 962 yards in 2023. Similar to DeVito, Barkley is taking things in stride this offseason.
"I'm kind of in the same boat (as DeVito) - control what I can control, always have the right mindset, work hard, push others. Whatever happens, happens. "- Saquon Barkley
The deadline for Schoen to use the franchise tag on Barkley is 4 p.m. ET on March 5. Soon enough, we'll find out what decision is made on the two-time Pro Bowler, but countless Big Blue supporters don't even want to think about the future of this team without Barkley being featured.
Saquon Barkley and Tommy DeVito participated in this Super Bowl Media Week interview on behalf of Marriott.