Xavier McKinney sends not-so subtle message to Giants ahead of free agency

The star safety has been quite vocal on social media in recent weeks
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If you've been following NY Giants safety Xavier McKinney on social media, you've seen him be pretty darn vocal over the past month or so. McKinney is coming off a huge season for the Giants and he's now ready to get a major payday with his contract up.

The Giants could either franchise tag McKinney for $16 million, place the transition tag on him (around $13 million), ink him to a multi-year extension or let him walk. McKinney wants to be paid like one of the top safeties in the game, but it doesn't look like Joe Schoen is willing to make that happen. If he doesn't, McKinney will look to go to a team that will be willing to give him top dollar. A recent tweet tells you that and more:

Xavier McKinney is eyeing a multi-year contract in free agency

Both McKinney and Saquon Barkley are in the same spot - their futures are totally up in the air with the Giants. The good news for Schoen is that the G-Men are currently at around $33 million for open cap space thanks to the historic rise to $255.4 million.

However, Schoen isn't going to want to overpay on either of the two, as the Giants have too many issues on both sides of the ball they need to address both in the NFL Draft and free agency. It's feeling quite unlikely that either Barkley or McKinney will receive the kind of extension they're looking for from Schoen.

This past season for Big Blue, McKinney posted a career-high 116 total tackles, while adding three interceptions. He has spent the past four years with the Giants, seemingly getting better with each season. At only 24 years old, McKinney's best football is still ahead of him.

The only question, however, is whether or not that future will be in East Rutherford or not. McKinney isn't holding back on social media and he's speaking his mind consistently. He's not going to settle for less dough or give the Giants any kind of a discount. Money talks, but in this case, Schoen may choose to be silent. We may have seen McKinney play his last game at MetLife Stadium.