After giving Saquon Barkley a new contract, the New York Giants have made a decision. After refusing to play on the franchise tag and earning slightly more money than he would have on the tag, Barkley signed a one-year contract with the Giants.
There has been considerable trade talk involving the running back as the Giants have underachieved this season, winning just one of their first six games. However, Barkley is unwilling to leave the team, and the Giants are also unwilling to sell him, according to Dianna Russini of The Athletic.
The New York Giants Saquon Barkley is not expected to be traded at the deadline.
The Giants are not expected to move any star players they have. pic.twitter.com/Q2a4keHUF8
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) October 21, 2023
The player told reporters,
“Sitting here, everyone knows how I feel. Everyone knows I don’t want to get traded,”
“I don’t think anyone in their right mind would want to get traded anywhere.
“It’s not an easy thing to do. You have to move. I have a family. I would love to be here. But like I said, it’s not in my control. My focus is to be the leader I can be for this team and get this thing on the right track.”
Russini explained in her column regarding trade possibilities ahead of the deadline day,
“He’ll probably get what he wants. I was told the Giants aren’t planning on moving him,”
This season, Barkley has made three appearances for NY. On 53 touches, he has run for 2017 yards and one score, averaging 3.9 yards per rush attempt.
Due to an ankle issue, the athlete hasn’t been able to exercise much. However, he should be ready to play on Sunday against the Washington Commanders because he doesn’t have an injury designation for Week 7.