Saquon Barkley: I can’t envision that was my last time in a Giants uniform

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Giants running back Saquon Barkley‘s rebound season came crashing to an end in Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Barkley and the Giants got thumped 38-7 by the Eagles to end a year that saw the Giants outperform expectations and saw Barkley recover the form that he flashed early in his career. Injuries limited Barkley for the last two seasons, but he posted 295 carries for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground to help pace the offense in 2022.

Barkley added two more touchdowns in a playoff win over the Vikings before running nine times for 61 yards in Philly. The game was the final one covered by Barkley’s rookie contract and he said after the game that he hoped he showed the team “the guy they drafted is still here” and that he’s hopeful things work out in a way that allows him to stay with the team.

“I can’t envision that being my last time in a Giants uniform,” Barkley said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.

The Giants also have quarterback Daniel Jones‘ contract situation to sort out as they try to make decisions that will make playoff appearances a more regular occurrence in the years to come.

14 responses to “Saquon Barkley: I can’t envision that was my last time in a Giants uniform

  1. I’m not signing a RB to a ‘big contract’ unless they are physical specimens like Derrick Henry or AP.

  2. The Giants have the cap space to make it happen if they want to and as an Eagles fan I hope they do (I also hope the Eagles let Miles Sanders walk). The reason being that paying RBs big money rarely works out, even the good ones.

    Derek Henry is sitting at home. Aaron Jones is sitting at home. McCaffrey is playing but not for the team that paid him the big money upfront, that team regretted that decision from the moment the ink dried.

  3. Barkley n the run game is largely responsible for the playoff run not Judging not DJ he’s replaceable I’m keeping Saquon and letting Jones walk.

  4. Tough call. Barkley is a freak, but has had injury concerns already.

    Maybe an incentive laden contract, or a short duration contract…

  5. Barkley played well in a contract year. I would re-sign him but at a reasonable price while the team gets better receivers and offensive linemen.

  6. His size and speed would be hard to replicate, but his performance easily could. Unless he comes back with a team friendly deal, he simply isn’t worth a big contract.
    Running backs are just too replaceable and with a cheaper price.

  7. He is going to want too much money. Very few, if any RBs are worth big contracts. Too many injuries and WRs are the ones who garner the big skill position deals now. You can find a rando from a school like San Diego State etc in every draft who can run, catch and play well for a few years on a rookie deal. Let him go and find a WR (or a QB, lets be honest)

  8. He’s a bust plain and simple. Teams cannot pay RB’s big-money deals. Danny dimes needs to go keep Saquan on a team freindly deal IF he wants to stay.

  9. With the jack he’s gonna want…I envision the Gmen will take a hard pass. Other more important holes to put the capital you have to work with. RB is probably the most replaceable position in football.

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