Reports: Giants RB Saquon Barkley agrees to 1-year deal

Reports: Giants RB Saquon Barkley agrees to 1-year deal


Jan 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) looks on in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFC divisional round game at Lincoln Financial Field.
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth up to $11 million and will report to training camp, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday morning

Per reports, the deal includes a $2 million signing bonus but does not include a “no franchise tag” provision. Therefore, the Giants can tag him again after this season

The Giants initially placed the franchise tag on Barkley, which was worth $10.091 million for running backs in 2023. The sides did not come to terms on a long-term deal by the July 17 deadline, leaving a one-year pact as the only option

He is guaranteed to earn the tag amount and could add nearly $1 million if incentives are reached.

Barkley, 26, was the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after a dynamic career at Penn State. He posted a career-high 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 16 games (all starts) last season while playing on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Barkley also tied for the team lead with 57 catches last season. He had 338 receiving yards.

In 60 games (all starts) across five seasons, Barkley has gained 4,249 yards on the ground (4.5 per attempt) with 29 rushing touchdowns. He also has caught 247 passes for 1,820 yards and eight touchdowns.

–Field Level Media


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