Saquon Barkley’s Contract Negotiations with the New York Giants
Star running back Saquon Barkley had been hoping to strike a new agreement with the New York Giants after they used their franchise tag on him earlier this offseason. Unfortunately, the deadline for an accord to be reached passed on Monday afternoon, and no deal was reached.
Barkley Expected to Sit Out Training Camp
As a result, it is anticipated that Barkley will sit out at least part of training camp. This has caused some to wonder if he may even sit out the entire season. Nonetheless, analyst Will Blackmon, who won a Super Bowl championship with the Giants in 2011, believes that not playing would be an ill-advised move for the running back.
Giants Need Barkley to Compete
The Giants have a dearth of threats in the passing game, and Barkley is their only real offensive weapon. Consequently, it is essential that he be on the field if the team is to have any chance of competing.
Although Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants were unable to come to terms on a contract before the deadline on Monday, it is still expected that the running back will suit up for the upcoming NFL season. The Giants are in need of his talents if they are to have any hope of success.