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NFL Rumors: Saquon Barkley might maintain out by coaching camp
The New York Giants made their mattress this offseason. And now mendacity in it, notably with Saquon Barkley, might get more and more uncomfortable.
With each Barkley and Daniel Jones hitting free company this offseason, the Giants elected handy out a four-year contract to their quarterback whereas inserting the franchise tag on Barkley, the previous No. 2 general choose. The tag would pay Barkley simply over $10 million for the 2023 season however the again has been clear that he needs a extra substantial deal, which is why he’s not but signed his franchise tender.
The July 17 date for franchise tagged gamers to signal a long-term contract extension is fast-approaching and there seems to be little progress on a deal. Now, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is reporting that Barkley is a “actual risk” to carry out by coaching camp within the preseason if he and the Giants don’t attain phrases on a long-term deal (h/t Bleacher Report).
Ought to Barkley and the Giants not attain an settlement earlier than the aforementioned deadline, the one factor that may very well be performed could be a one-year contract separate from the franchise tag. In that case, although, Fowler’s report means that the working again might nonetheless be a camp holdout when the time comes due to his need for a long-term contract.
Barkley holding out may very well be massively detrimental to New York within the second yr of the brand new teaching regime that helped information the staff to the postseason a yr in the past and is seeking to construct upon that. Furthermore, it might additionally make approach for a commerce demand from the working again, which might additionally clearly not assist the trigger in any method both.
If the stress wasn’t already on the Giants to get a contract performed with Saquon Barkley, it undoubtedly is now.