The New York Giants are once again looking at the possibility of franchise tagging Saquon Barkley this offseason.
Barkley is coming off of a 962-yard rushing season, which was from him playing in two fewer games and posting nearly 400 yards less than what 2022/23 saw. Nevertheless, Barkley is a powerhouse running back and sits comfortably in the starting slot on any team.
New York placed the tag on Barkley prior to this season and if the 26-year-old gets tagged again, then the Giants will be paying an expected $12.4M in 2024/25.
The report of New York being interested in franchise tagging Barkley for a second-straight year came after Saquon himself expressed that free agency could be the better option for his career.
A 6-win season is not ideal for any player; New York never saw the light of .500+ football this season. For Saquon Barkley, his Giants tenure has been all losing as they are 24-48-1 when Barkley plays. The losing record cannot be blamed on No. 26, as New York just hasn’t been a dominant team over the last six seasons.