Giants, Saquon Barkley working up in opposition to key deadline
The Giants and Saquon Barkley are racing in opposition to the clock to get a long-term deal performed this offseason. If not, there are very rocky waters forward.
The story of the New York Giants offseason centered on their two top-performing gamers of 2022: Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. New York settled up issues properly with Jones, even when the franchise paid him greater than what he was value.
As a result of nature of Barkley’s place, nonetheless, the Giants might not be so eager to comply with that very same path when a long-term extension for the star working again.
The Giants and Barkley have rather less than a month to agree on a possible multi-year extension. The precise deadline is July 17. After that, Barkley can solely obtain one-year offers.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio defined the method of turning a franchise tender (the Giants franchise-tagged him again in March) right into a multi-year deal. Groups would usually add up the primary and second franchise tags, the sum of which might be the participant’s quantity of totally assured cash at signing.
However such a process would solely give Barkley roughly $22 million in totally assured cash within the first two years.
Saquon Barkley and Giants have till July 17 to barter a long-term deal
The 2018 No. 2 total choose could also be in search of a a lot increased quantity, particularly given Barkley’s newest feedback on the de-valued state of the working again market.
Barkley is already opting out of necessary minicamp this summer season and didn’t rule out the possibility of sitting out for the 2023 season. He additionally took photographs on the Giants for making him look grasping to the general public for wanting an even bigger contract.
It might be in Barkley’s and the Giants’ finest pursuits to get a good deal performed — however what’s honest?
Jason Fitzgerald, founding father of Over the Cap, believes Barkley could command a deal similar to that of Titans’ Derrick Henry, a four-year, $50 million cope with $13.5 million assured. That feels unlikely contemplating Barkley turned down a multi-year extension value $12.5 million per yr throughout the 2022 season.
Barkley seems to be gunning for extra assured cash and a good restructure, and it’ll be as much as the Giants’ entrance workplace to position a financial worth on precisely how a lot the working again is value to them.
Within the meantime, don’t count on Barkley to point out as much as any Giants actions till July 17. This contract standoff may get ugly.