The NFL commerce deadline is lower than every week away and New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll put to relaxation any rumors the workforce may commerce his star operating again Saquon Barkley.
Pat Leonard of the New York Every day Information reported on Wednesday that Daboll confirmed with each Barkley and the media that Barkley will end the season with the Giants.
Barkley spoke to the media on Oct 19 and shared his ideas on the rumors swirling about his future.
“It hasn’t actually crossed my thoughts,” he answered when requested if he’d thought of taking part in for a workforce apart from the Giants. “I have been public and vocal about how I really feel about this group and the place I wish to be. Everybody is aware of I do not wish to get traded. No one of their proper thoughts does.”
Whereas Barkley is undoubtedly essentially the most proficient participant on the Giants offense and appears to wish to keep in East Rutherford, New York is sitting at 2-5 and final place within the NFC East. Given the disappointing trajectory of the 2023 marketing campaign and the issue the 2 sides had in coming to an settlement final offseason, it may very well be a mistake for Daboll and the Giants to hold onto the veteran in his sixth NFL season.
Barkley is presently taking part in for the Giants on a one-year, $10 million contract after a famously dramatic offseason for operating again negotiations. He’ll even be 27 years outdated by the beginning of the 2024 season and has confirmed he hasn’t left his harm historical past utterly behind him after lacking practically a whole month with a sprained ankle.
The mixture of Barkley’s historical past and the Giants’ near-total dependence on him for any offensive success means the most definitely results of New York maintaining him is a season-ending harm sustained whereas making an attempt to hold the workforce to mediocrity.
There’s clear short-term incentive on all sides for New York to maintain Saquon for the remainder of the 12 months. The entrance workplace wins as a result of he offers followers at the least one purpose to purchase a ticket. The teaching employees clearly wins as they preserve their most proficient weapon, and Saquon wins as a result of he does not must uproot his life.
However the window for operating backs within the NFL grows smaller by the season, and Barkley’s years in New York have been outlined by particular person success however organizational failure. If the Giants are supplied a very good haul of picks or gamers from anybody apart from Dallas or Philadelphia, accepting the provide is the sort of long-term transfer they need to make.