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Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants agreed on a one-year contract, ending the conflict between the two parties.
This deal is worth $11 million, which includes a $2 million signing bonus.
A recent tweet from Michael Ginnitti from Sportrac puts this into perspective regarding other contracts on the RB market.
As Ginnitti pointed out, Barkley’s franchise tag value would be $13.2 million in 2024, a total of $24.2 million over the next two years.
If Saquon Barkley maxes out his restructured deal in 2023, he'll earn $11M. That increases his franchise tag value for 2024 up to $13.2M, or a $24.2M payout over 2 years.
Only Christian McCaffrey ($30.5M) & Derrick Henry ($26M), have higher 2-year cash outputs.
— Spotrac (@spotrac) July 25, 2023
This trails just Christian McCaffrey and Derrick Henry, Ginnitti said.
Since he entered the league, Barkley has been a force to be reckoned with.
His impact on the Giants cannot be overstated, as he was a significant part of last year’s playoff push.
Barkley’s rushing ability was also pivotal to Daniel Jones’ development, who took a massive step forward in 2022.
Both Jones and Barkley have been extended, bringing them back to the team for another year.
Can this team make a similar run in 2023, even with the Philadelphia Eagles still in the division?
While that remains to be seen, the good news for the Giants is that they won’t have to move into next season without Barkley.
Barkley getting paid could be a good sign for other marquee running backs moving forward.
Players like Josh Jacobs and Tony Pollard were also given the franchise tag but, up to this point, haven’t been signed to additional contracts.
Now that the news of Barkley’s deal has surfaced, it’ll likely put additional pressure on other teams to pay their running backs as well.
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