Giants aren’t actively shopping Saquon Barkley

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Recent reports indicate the Giants aren’t expected to trade Saquon Barkley, which likely is because it would come as a surprise if any team was interested in a trade for the running back. Barkley is scheduled to make $7.217 million under his fifth-year option and has missed more games than he has played the past two seasons.

Giants co-owner John Mara acknowledged Sunday the team is “not shopping Saquon,” via Dan Duggan of TheAthletic.com.

Mara added that if Giants General Manager Joe Schoen comes to him with “conviction” about a deal, he won’t interfere. “But that’s not something we’re actively looking to do,” Mara said.

As a rookie, Barkley led the league with 2,028 scrimmage yards and scored 15 total touchdowns on 352 touches. But injuries have slowed him since.

Barkley has only 228 touches for 950 scrimmage yards and four total touchdowns in 15 games the past two seasons combined.

16 responses to “Giants aren’t actively shopping Saquon Barkley

  1. You cannot pick a running back that high if you don’t have an O-Line to help him, and even then you have to get lucky. Football 101.

  2. You couldn’t get a bag of footballs for Saquon. This isn’t 2000. Running backs are a dime a dozen in todays NFL. They draft guys in the later rounds, run them into the ground for 3 years, rinse and repeat. No team wants another teams injury prone RB with a million miles on his wheels.

  3. rightttttttttttt. and whos giving up a high draft pick for a oft injured running back

  4. pologroundsvet says:
    March 27, 2022 at 6:24 pm
    You cannot pick a running back that high if you don’t have an O-Line to help him, and even then you have to get lucky. Football 101.

    Agreed, so much potential but too much wear and tear in his short career – sad to see

  5. Even more surprised they haven’t traded Kenny Golladay to a WR needy team for a draft pick

  6. “We aren’t actively shopping Glass Saquon.” Translation: no team has offered us more than a conditional 6th round pick in the 2023 draft.

  7. Galladay is making more than twice as much as Saquon. Getting paid like an all pro, can’t even get on the field. Couldn’t give him away.

  8. I’d call GM of the decade Jerry Jones and offer Barkley for a first because he’ll bite.

  9. Not shopping equals no offers. As said above, trade him for what? A 5th? He had better ball out this year. Or at least stay healthy. Gonna find himself cut

  10. The reasons you don’t take a RB in the first round.

    Who is Saquan and Zeke?

  11. Giants co-owner John Mara acknowledged Sunday the team is “not shopping Saquon,”
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    I remember hearing something like this out of Mara when he was talking about Coughlin and with-in a week he was G-O-N-E!

  12. What happened to NY? They’ve hit on plenty of players, but field a terrible supporting cast. Saquon is just another casualty in this, which is a shame.

    Danny Dimes, IMO, would be pretty good on another team. Reminds me a lot of Derek Carr.

    OBJ flashed and floundered

    Same with Saquon

    Janoris, Landon, Tuck, Cruz, JPP…same.

    This is clearly systemic and has very little to do with ability to draft superstars. They simply have no clue how to build a team around them.

  13. yolo2020 says:
    March 27, 2022 at 7:51 pm
    I’d call GM of the decade Jerry Jones and offer Barkley for a first because he’ll bite.

    Not even Jerry is that stupid. He’s already stuck with overpaid Zeke Elliot. The Giants are stuck with Barkley and Jerry will not save them.

  14. Sad really for him. He started out so good but hes toast now. Too many injuries

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