Saquon Needs To Get Paid
In light of his impasse with the organization over a long-term deal, Saquon Barkley says he has thought about not playing for the New York Giants this season. He recently acknowledged that he "might have to take it to this level" in a recent interview.
The great running back will be forced to compete in the 2017 campaign under the $10.091 million franchise tender since the Giants and Barkley were unable to reach an agreement before the deadline.
Barkley cannot be penalized for skipping training camp, which opens for Giants veterans on Tuesday, since he has still not signed the offer. Only if he misses regular-season games and must forgo game checks will the two-time Pro Bowler lose money, a prospect he admits he has thought about.
Last season, Barkley, 26, tied for the team lead with 57 catches, finished fourth in the NFL with a career-high 1,312 running yards, 10 touchdown runs, and. Since being selected with the No. 2 overall choice in the 2018 draft, when he was awarded Offensive Rookie of the Year, he has participated in 60 games across five seasons.