Saquon Barkley lose his $19.5 million deal with the New York Giants

Written by Rupam Kumar

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Running back Saquon Barkley has spoken after the New York Giants failed to reach a contract extension agreement with him. 

The NFL star has been locked in talks over a new long-term deal for several weeks.

On Monday, the NY Giants revealed that the team had not agreed on fresh terms, following the 4 pm deadline.

However, after the deadline Saquon Barkley tweeted a post on social media: “It is what it is.”

The deadline to reach an agreement was 4 pm on July 17, which has passed, and the running back will now play under the franchise tag.

According to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, Giants’ best offer to Barkley was $19.5 million of guaranteed money.

Due to the failure to secure a new contract, it is not clear whether the star running back will play for the New York Giants in the upcoming season as he could opt to stay away from the team.

Saquon Barkley contract extention

Despite knowing the fact that Barkley was their best player last season and helped the team to reach the playoffs, they ignored him. 

It seems like his future with the NY Giants is about to end, with just one year left on his contract.

However, Giants fans reacted with shock over this news:

However, the NFL side and Barkley will now have to wait until the 2024 season to enter a new multi-year deal.

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