Saquon Barkley deal is a Giant miss
Running Back value is spiraling down despite Barkley's signing
As the New York Giants' veterans reported to training camp, they were surprised that star running back Saquon Barkley was already in the building. He had agreed to a one-year deal instead of playing on the franchise tender. The contract included a $2 million signing bonus and up to $1 million in incentives, with a maximum value of $11 million. However, it lacked guarantees against the team using the franchise tag again next year.
Barkley wanted to resolve the contract situation before training camp, likely to avoid media drama and focus on football. He is known to be conscious of his image and team-oriented, so settling the contract dispute early helped remove any potential distraction from Giants Training Camp.
But this is true… Barkley gave in and lost this negotiation.