Can The New York Giants Agree To Terms?: New York Giants have announced the signing of Three Running Backs

Three Running Backs That Can Replace Saquon Barkley This Offseason

Running Back Saquon Barkley Is Facing Unrestricted Free Agency For A Second Straight Year. Can The New York Giants And Barkley Agree To Terms?

The New York Giants are facing their most important offseason in quite some time. They are coming off a disappointing 6-11 season, a year after making an appearance in the divisional round. Armed with three picks in the top 50, the Giants have an opportunity to acquire immediate starters. Could they get their franchise Quarterback? Draft a Wide Receiver? Perhaps they pull a surprise and draft a Tight End? The Giants have a lot of work to do regarding this offense.

A franchise-altering decision looms large for the Giants this offseason. Pro Bowl Running Back and fan favorite, Saquon Barkley’s contract situation is up for discussion again. Last season, there was a stand-off between Barkley and the Giants front office regarding the correct value. On one hand, Barkley felt he deserved to be paid like a top-five running back. On the other, General Manager Joe Schoen has made it clear that the market value does not agree with paying the running back position.

One thing the Giants have in their back pocket for the second straight year, is the franchise tag. Barkley has made it clear that he prefers not to play on the franchise tag. Is this year any different than last? Will there be another stalemate leading up to training camp? Or should the Giants let their leader and face of the franchise test the free-agent market? Here are three running backs that can replace Barkley, if he doesn’t re-sign.

Three Running Backs That Can Replace Saquon Barkley This Offseason |  Yardbarker

Three Running Backs That Can Replace Saquon Barkley This Offseason

Devin Singletary – Houston Texans/Free Agent

Joe Schoen was the assistant general manager with the Buffalo Bills when they used the 74th pick on Devin Singletary in the 2019 draft. After spending four years in Buffalo, Singletary signed a one-year FA contract with the Houston Texans last offseason. He had a career year in rushing attempts and rushing yards and took over as lead back later in the season. Replacing Barkley’s talent level and respect in the locker room is no easy task. He does, however, bring experience, and more importantly, better value from a contractual standpoint. According to Spotrac.com, Singletary’s market value is listed at $5.3 million dollars. Compare that to the franchise tag projected value of $11.3 million, and the savings look a lot better if the Giants opt to go with Singletary.

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