New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen revealed on Monday that the club and re-run Saquon Barkley were “not really close” in contract negotiations during the season.
“Saquon is a good player. He’s a good team-mate. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him well this season, and he’s someone we’d love to have back. It’s just – again, us. no end-of-season meeting yet,” Schoen told reporters Monday, every Josh Alper by Pro Football Talk. “We have less than 48 hours left after that game, so everyone is going to step back, vent their emotions, evaluate the squad and then again, we have to operate under the money limit. salary with how we will do reveal, how we will create the squad, what priority positions will be and how we will move forward. However, we want Saquon back if all goes well.”
Schoen was speaking two days after the Giants were beaten 38-7 in Saturday’s primetime playoffs against fellow Philadelphia Eagles.
Schoen provocative goodbye New York after the Seattle Seahawks loss on October 30, that he would consider contract extensions for Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones before the Giants return to work ahead of the Week 10 clash with the Houston Texans . However, Jones later speak that “there were no contractual negotiations between the organization and its representatives ahead of the deadlines set by Schoen himself.”
Barkley enters September with a worrisome history of trauma but played in 16 games and a pair of post-season competitions. Based on GAME, The 25-year-old finished the regular season in fourth place among all players with 1,312 dashes and 295 attempts. He also contributed 10 rushing points and 338 yards of receiving the ball.
After Saturday’s heavy defeat, Barkley hint he can give the Giants a discount at home because both he and Jones are in the final months of their rookie contracts. Some, such as CBS Sports’ Dan Schneier, have suggested that Big Blue think twice before offering the ball carrier a lucrative second professional contract.