New York Giants working again Saquon Barkley stays away from the workforce as their contract stalemate continues. Nevertheless, the two-time Professional Bowler remains to be readying himself for the season forward and was lately noticed coaching in a Giants helmet.
Is there any significance to that? Most likely not, but it surely was one thing Giants followers have been nonetheless blissful to see.
New Instagram publish from Saquon Barkley as we speak.
— Tommy (@TommyG105) June 8, 2023
Replace on Saquon Barkley. He seems to be very wholesome and to be in peak form. If there have been any considerations about this man they need to cease. Giants could have waken up a beast.. I really feel a breakout season coming. Bear in mind keep of on facet! He completely deserve a contact with The Giants. RB1. pic.twitter.com/iblvGEiSOh
— Melo a Prime 4 Scorer All-Time (@realmaceblack) June 8, 2023
Maybe extra encouraging than Barkley carrying a Giants helmet have been the replies from his teammates. Security Xavier McKinney, tight finish Daniel Bellinger and vast receiver Isaiah Hodgins have been amongst those that despatched their help.
“Can’t wait to have you ever again my man. We ready patiently,” McKinney wrote.
Sadly for Barkley, his quest for a big contract took one other hit this week because the Minnesota Vikings launched Dalvin Cook dinner, who was set to earn a $10.4 million base wage in 2023.
Whereas Barkley is extra proficient than Cook dinner, the hole between the 2 isn’t as important as some want to imagine. And Cook dinner’s launch as soon as once more proves that the working again place is being devalued within the NFL and it’s practically common amongst all 32 groups.
The Giants had reportedly supplied Barkley a deal of as much as $14 million per season, which is nicely above present market worth. It’s unclear why Barkley’s camp rejected that provide but it surely was seemingly as a consequence of assured cash. They proceed to insist they don’t seem to be seeking to reset the market and aren’t agency on their preliminary $16 million ask.
Common supervisor Joe Schoen is content material with permitting Barkley to play out the season on a $10.1 million franchise tender if they will’t get a deal carried out.