Saquon Barkley trade rumors: Giants most likely to keep Star RB

Saquon Barkley trade talks

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New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley.

Whispers of the New York Giants leaving Saquon Barkley really surfaced mid-last season and have grown in volume since the conclusion of a hugely disappointing 2021 season. With a new regime at East Rutherford and Barkley entering a contract year in 2022, the idea of ​​the Giants parting ways with their once-perceived franchise cornerstone has become a reasonable possibility.

With free agency coming up, New York remains approximately $7.6 million over the salary cap, while Barkley is expected to make $7.2 million in the upcoming season. According to NBC Sports’ Peter King, new general manager Joe Schoen is keen to get north of $40 million off the books and on March 1 left the door open to a potential Barkley exit this offseason.

“We’re still working on that, but I’m open to anything. For example, whether it is about trading player for player. I listen to everyone,” Schoen told reporters from the NFL Scouting Combine when asked via NFL.com about a potential Barkley trade. “I’m not going to say we’re open to our entire list. But if someone calls and is interested in one of our players, I definitely listen.”

Schön added: “We are in a situation where unfortunately we have to get below the salary cap and we are not in very good health. I won’t say yes to every deal, but I will definitely listen and be open to situations that are best for the New York Giants.”

“Most Likely” result for Barkley & the Giants

Despite Schoen’s comments, which add to Barkley’s trade chatter, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport doesn’t believe in the likelihood of New York parting ways with the former No. 2 overall this offseason.

“As far as Saquon Barkley goes, this is the one for Joe Schoen. He’s the new manager. Coming from a place in Buffalo where they’re always open to a deal – he’s always willing to consider a trade.” said report on the 1st of March. “You mention the trade with Saquon Barkley and that you are open to it. It doesn’t seem realistic to me. He didn’t have a great year last year, he was devastated. He has a fully guaranteed salary that someone would have to pick up. If you’re the Giants and you’re paying even a small portion of the salary, you might as well see if this player could very well be a good one for you, because there’s a reason the organization drafted him.

While Schoen may be open to business, the NFL insider doesn’t believe the prospect of the No. 26 wielding the rock for another team next season.

“I don’t see Saquon Barkley being traded. For me, the most likely scenario is that he’s with the Giants, plays it out and makes a decision late next year,” he said.


Barkley prefers to stay with Giants

If Rapoport’s prediction comes true, Barkley will most likely be more than happy with the outcome. According to the New York Post’s Ryan Dunleavy, the Penn State product would rather remain a member of the Giants — and by the looks of it, the feeling could be mutual.

“Saquon Barkley wants to stay and Giants need to be knocked down to trade it in, sources say. “If he was traded to a team with just a decent offensive line,” said one NFL coach, “he could make them really regret it.” Dunleavy tweeted On the 5th of march.

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