Brian Daboll on Saquon Barkley: I’m not going to talk about contracts

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Giants head coach Brian Daboll knew the questions about running back Saquon Barkley would be coming, so he kicked off his Thursday press conference by trying to get in front of them.

Barkley has not signed his franchise tag as he looks for a long-term deal with the Giants and Daboll said in his opening comments that he’s “not going to get into detail” about negotiations between the two sides. That didn’t stop a question about whether he was expecting Barkley to be at minicamp next month, but Daboll didn’t waver from his answer.

“I’m not going to get into any talk about contracts — what could happen, what could not happen — out of respect to the situation,” Daboll said.

Attendance at minicamp is mandatory for players under contract, but Barkley isn’t under contract if he hasn’t signed his tag and there’s little reason to think that he’d change his stance in the next couple of weeks. Assuming that’s the case, July 17 will be the next big date on the Barkley front as that is the deadline for players with tags to sign multi-year contracts before the start of the 2023 season.

6 responses to “Brian Daboll on Saquon Barkley: I’m not going to talk about contracts

  1. Barkley has been told his entire life that he’s awesome. But in truth, he’s had 2 good years out of 5. This is a conflict of reality versus ego, and they never end well.

  2. Barkley’s team hadn’t (as of 2 weeks ago) talked to the Giants in months. I don’t know if that’s changed but it’s ominous. Joel Corry said negotiations won’t restart until previous offer is put back on the table, agents believe Giants are negotiating in bad faith with a team leader and the players are watching. They did the same tactic with Love and lost him for half their prior offer.

    It’s nuclear but the Giants hopefully won’t get fed up and pull the tag.

  3. $15 million/year to an injury prone running back would be professional malpractice by the Giants.

  4. Barkley should fire his agent because the deal that was offered will not be again .They both miscalculated the running back market which dropped like a hot potato. Considering how we had to nourish for a whole year to come back strong you would think he owes us too. Supply and demand for running backs have Barkley in bad spot .I stick to tag because he could of negotiated for us to sign players and now we done with that so he made his bed now he has to live with it.

  5. The Giants made an offer to Barkley during the season of $12.5 million per year. It was rejected. They then offered him (allegedly) an offer approaching $14 million per season before the deadline for the Tag. He turned that down, and frankly the Running Back market didnt exist.

    The Giants have likely used that money to sign other players, and it isnt available even if they wanted to give it to him. They tagged him, and at $10 million per season it is more than he would have received on a multiyear deal.

    Pat Kirwin said on SiriusXM Movin the Chains, he would offer Barkley a 3 year deal – 10 mil, 9 mil, 8 mil.

    Barkely had over estimated the market for his services. I get it, as a frequently injured player – including last season, where he had almost 1000 yards through week 10, and 300 and change the final 7 games – he wants some long term security. I think its in the Giants’ best interest to go tag year by year with him

  6. Schoen could work other contracts to fit Saquon in for about 13 mill per, for 3 years.

    That offer was ALREADY on the table but Saquon said no to it.

    The Giants are not operating in bad faith. Saquon and his agent are operating in bad faith.

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