Giants sign Saquon Barkley

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The Giants won’t have to worry about running back Saquon Barkley reporting late to his first NFL minicamp.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Barkley has agreed to his rookie deal with the team. Per Rapoport, the No. 2 overall pick’s four-year contract is worth a fully guaranteed $31.2 million and that he received a signing bonus of $20.76 million. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the deal includes offset language that precludes Barkley from double-dipping in the highly unlikely event he is released before the end of the contract.

The Giants also hold an option for a fifth year of Barkley’s services.

Barkley is expected to play a major role on offense for the Giants right off the bat as they passed on picking a possible successor to Eli Manning in hopes of supplying him with a supporting cast that can win right now. Barkley showed an ability to make plays on the ground and in the passing game at Penn State that the Giants believe will translate to instant success in the NFL.

With Barkley and Patriots running back Sony Michel signing on Sunday, there are now 10 unsigned 2018 draft picks. One of them is Barkley’s teammate R.J. McIntosh, who was drafted in the fifth round and is the only player picked after the second round without a deal.

26 responses to “Giants sign Saquon Barkley

  1. Can Barkley throw passes? Only running who ever carried a team retired in Cleveland back in the 60s before the NFL became a passing league. Sorry New York, should have drafted a QB.

  2. Hate the Giants, but this guy is 1st round talent. Thank god they still have Eli to offset his production.

  3. I question both your education and overall intelligence. I do this because you are unable to put forth a lucid and compelling argument and instead resort to name calling and bombast. I submit your above post as exhibit-A.

    I don’t question your racialism I just see it on every Steeler thread…..Tomlin. You aren’t hiding your prejudice at all. You fixate on Tomlin constantly…….Why. Give me your refined and educated explanation for your obvious prejudice. Actually save yourself the embarrassment of trying to rationalize your obvious jealousy of Tomlins accomplishments against your poor station and respect in society.

  4. This team is not a rb away from the playoffs! Bad pick they needed a q.b! Love how everyone thinks that he will be good when he hasn’t even taken an nfl snap. He never showed up in big games in college yet he will light up the nfl? Lmao! What college did he come from? Yep the college that produce No nfl backs only pretenders.

  5. Calizcowboyz, your Cowboys are the last place team in the division you really shouldn’t be laughing at anybody.

  6. calizcowboyz says:
    July 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    This team is not a rb away from the playoffs! Bad pick they needed a q.b! Love how everyone thinks that he will be good when he hasn’t even taken an nfl snap. He never showed up in big games in college yet he will light up the nfl? Lmao! What college did he come from? Yep the college that produce No nfl backs only pretenders.
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    No good RBs from Penn State?

    Larry Johnson
    Curt Warner (Seahawks RB, not the Rams and Cardinals QB Kurt Warner)
    Lydell Mitchell
    Franco Harris
    Lenny Moore

  7. The Giants gave an RB a fully guaranteed contract and he hasnt played a down in the NFL.

    Meanwhile…their best player Odell is unsigned.If Im him…I want a fully guaranteed deal too. Especially since he’s had multiple injuries.

    Yep….this is gonna end well

  8. nflviewer says:
    July 22, 2018 at 6:09 pm
    calizcowboyz says:
    July 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    This team is not a rb away from the playoffs! Bad pick they needed a q.b! Love how everyone thinks that he will be good when he hasn’t even taken an nfl snap. He never showed up in big games in college yet he will light up the nfl? Lmao! What college did he come from? Yep the college that produce No nfl backs only pretenders.
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    No good RBs from Penn State?

    Larry Johnson
    Curt Warner (Seahawks RB, not the Rams and Cardinals QB Kurt Warner)
    Lydell Mitchell
    Franco Harris
    Lenny Moore

    LMAO talk about HISTORY! Dam bro you went waaaaay back to the 70’s and 80’s!
    I was thinking more along the lines of Curtis Enis, ki- Jana Carter, etc … but yeah whatever.
    He still wont do squat in the NFL, dude struggled playing with top contention.
    On the OTHER HAND Zeke CRUSHED top competition. Ate em up bro!

    But cool that you got google working tonight!

  9. For a guy going to the Hall based on both his top 10 all-time QB stats and his 2 SB wins, Eli seriously gets little respect. Football Reference is your friend guys.

  10. @calizcowbohz

    “They need a QB” …lol as you WELL KNOW they aren’t the only ones.

  11. He better be a top 3 back right from the get go. Anything less he will be extremely overpaid. Without playing a down he has the 2nd highest paid guaranteed contract all time. Crazy

  12. thereyougo2 says:
    July 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Can Barkley throw passes? Only running who ever carried a team retired in Cleveland back in the 60s before the NFL became a passing league. Sorry New York, should have drafted a QB.

    I think adrian Peterson would like a word with you

  13. Zeke and Barkley w/ their rookie contracts have done more for the RB salary scale than LeVeon Bell has.. free agent star backs are pretty much certain to get 10 million plus now when their time comes

  14. Lot of dopes on here too talking about a fully guaranteed contract, hello guys he’s a rookie. almost ALL 1st round picks have fully guaranteed contracts

  15. Most overhyped RB in the league. He is at more risk of being the next Trent Richardson than the next Ezekiel Elliott. Zero offensive line in New York. Pass happy offense. Good luck.

  16. I think he’s going to be a major disappointment in the NFL. He ran up numbers against bad teams. He won’t get that chance in the NFL. Like someone mentioned, Rutgers shut him down. They were TERRIBLE. I could be wrong but I don’t see him being anything but average–at best. It wouldn’t surprise me if he has the same NFL career as Ki-Jana Carter or Curtis Ennis. Carter was one of the worst #1 pick ever. He never did anything but count his money and even told the media that he didn’t want to run hard and risk getting injured because he wanted to have a life after football. He had his life after football probably sooner than he though. All he did was steal the Bengals’ money. He was awful.

  17. @calizcowboyz says:

    This team is not a rb away from the playoffs! Bad pick they needed a q.b! Love how everyone thinks that he will be good when he hasn’t even taken an nfl snap. He never showed up in big games in college yet he will light up the nfl? Lmao! What college did he come from? Yep the college that produce No nfl backs only pretenders.
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    Franco Harris (longtime ago, but you said “only pretenders).

  18. Now…,
    Let’s all remember that this 20m signing bonus IS part of his salary.

    In a couple of years PFT, the players and the rest if the media are are going to be going on about him being “Underpaid…”
    2m a year and “How’s he supposed to feed his family??”

    He is really being paid close to 8m a year over 4 years…
    Lets remember that down the road…

  19. Paul Raymond says:

    July 23, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Lot of dopes on here too talking about a fully guaranteed contract, hello guys he’s a rookie. almost ALL 1st round picks have fully guaranteed contracts

    9 3

    Duh. Everyone should know that by now. They are just saying this is why normally you don’t select a RB this early in the draft because they are above market value before even playing a down in the NFL. If they bust, they bust hard.

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