Tiki Barber, the New York Giants’ all-time main rusher, says the staff just isn’t doing nicely with their present operating again, Saquon Barkley.
“He has loads of selections, and none of them are proper for him,” Tiki stated on his day by day radio present on WFAN in New York.
“No. 1 selection, like Josh Jacobs, sit down. It makes the Giants worse. It sucks for the Giants, it sucks for Saquon Barkley, it is a dangerous choice, nevertheless it’s the one one he could make a stable level on with the scenario. He might sit in coaching camp, make an announcement, however what does that actually do? The Giants can be fantastic as a result of he is obtainable and he isn’t getting something.
Barkley was awarded the franchise tag in March, which is value $10.1 million assured for this season if he indicators the tender.
The 2-time Professional Bowler declined to take action hoping to work out a longer-term deal. However that plan went up in smoke as no such deal was reached by the Monday afternoon deadline.
“I believe he is contemplating what he needs to be doing and what would have probably the most impression,” Barber continued. “He has a selection that is sensible, and that is present up on time, be one of the best teammate you might be, smash him, assist the Giants get to the playoffs, possibly make the playoffs and show it, however not receives a commission by the Giants.
“There’s nothing you are able to do however present up and play.”
Barkley will not be fined for lacking coaching camp and/or the Giants’ three preseason video games (which he most likely would not have performed anyway), however he will not be paid for the common season video games he is missed.
Tiki sees this Giants stance — which on the face of it does not appear truthful, however from an NFL 2023 enterprise perspective is the correct transfer — because the “starting of the top” for Saquon as a Big.
The Giants have the choice of ‘crossing over’ Barkley once more subsequent yr for an estimated wage of $13 million, however many pundits say that does not appear seemingly.
“The Giants aren’t doing nicely with him now. Why would they permit him in a yr when he is a yr older? The Giants aren’t going to pay him,” Barber stated.
A wholesome, dominant season might change that. Possibly.