Saquon Barkley reportedly agrees to deal with New York Giants, will report to training camp
Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants have come to an agreement, according to a report.
Per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Barkley has agreed to a 1-year deal that could be worth up to $11 million. The deal will ensure that Barkley will participate in Giants training camp this summer.
Surprise! 🚨 🚨 🚨
The #Giants and star RB Saquon Barkley agreed to terms on a new 1-year deal worth up to $11M, sources say, as Barkley gives himself a chance to beat the franchise tag. He gets a $2M signing bonus.
Bottom line: Barkley is coming in & will be at training camp. pic.twitter.com/A5PR7RWLfQ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2023
Barkley was franchise-tagged by the Giants earlier this offseason, but did not immediately sign his franchise tender. His $11 million contract means he could make slightly more than the franchise tag of $10.1 million.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Barkley’s deal does not prevent the Giants from franchise-tagging him again after this season.
While Saquon Barkley did get $1 million worth of incentives added to his deal, Saquon Barkley did not get a “no franchise tag” clause, meaning the Giants can tag him again after this season, per source. https://t.co/uJdWQY6eH8
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2023
Barkley has been one of the NFL’s best running backs when healthy. He rushed for 1,312 yards last season, which was a career-high. He also made 57 catches out of the backfield during the 2022 campaign.
Barkley is entering his 6th season in the NFL. He was the No. 2 overall pick out of Penn State in the 2018 NFL Draft. He has 4,249 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns in his career.