It seems like everyone has an opinion about NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley these days. You can go ahead and add Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to the list. Wait, the All-Pro tight end has a take on the Saquon drama with the Giants front office? You better believe it.
However, Kelce isn't bashing Barkley, general manager Joe Schoen or anyone right now. If anything, Kelce just wants to see No. 26 happy, making plays for the NFC East side. He made that much clear while talking about things with his brother Jason on their New Heights Podcast (the two talk about things around the 49:30 mark in the video below).
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is hoping to see Saquon Barkley play in 2023
"I’m definitely playing. Saquon, I hope you get every freaking dollar you’re worth brother and I hope that everything starts to become very, you know, truthful and just a better atmosphere over there for you.- Travis Kelce on Saquon Barkley
Both Jason and Travis agreed that Barkley sitting out the year would be a foolish decision. You already know they brought up how things went with Le'Veon Bell with the Steelers when he decided to not suit up for a year. After that, Bell's career never recovered.
Earlier in the week, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Barkley isn't expected to miss Week 1 vs. the Cowboys. Not only that, the two sides are negotiating once again and there's new-found hope that something will get signed by the July 17 deadline.
This has been a major topic of conversation throughout the offseason and things are only going to continue leading up to mid-July. Fans will be sitting on pins and needles to see if something gets done. The Kelce brothers want to see it happen for Saquon, but it will be on the front office to put something on the table Barkley is happy with.