new york giants he’ll be without star running back Saquon Barkley when offseason training begins Monday.
According to multiple reports, Barkley does not intend to sign his franchise offer in time to be eligible to participate in the Giants’ offseason program that begins next week.
The Giants drafted Barkley in early March, right after blocking the quarterback. daniel jones to a four-year, $160 million contract. If Barkley signs before the July 15 deadline, he will earn $10.1 million for the 2023 season.
GIANTS OWNER JOHN MARA PRAISE BRIAN DABOLL’S ROCKSTAR STATUS, BUT PLAYFULLY WARNS GOING FROM ‘BONO TO BOZO’
After Barkley was given the franchise tag, general manager Joe Schoen addressed the failed contract negotiations, but added that the intent was for Barkley to «be a part of this team going forward.»
«That’s negotiations. We had some deals out there, and we tried to come to an agreement with him and his representatives. And we couldn’t,» Schoen said at the time, via the team’s website.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
«I think both sides knew at the end of the day that this was an option, and if he’s frustrated, I can understand some of that. We could also be frustrated that we couldn’t come to an agreement. I love Saquon. He’s a good player. He’s going to be a part of this team in the future. We’ll see where it goes from here.»
According to ESPN, Barkley reportedly turned down a long-term deal in November that would have earned him around $12 million a year.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Selected by the Giants in 2018 as the second overall pick in the draft among penn State, Barkley has battled a number of injuries, including a torn ACL that disrupted his 2020 season.
In 2022, he rushed for 1,312 yards on 295 attempts, averaging 4.4 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns. He also caught 57 of his 76 targets for 338 yards.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.