Saquon Barkley considering sitting out 2023 season in ‘f— you’ to Giants, removes team from social media

It was a disappointing Monday for running backs, as three Pro Bowlers who were franchise-tagged — Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders), Saquon Barkley (New York Giants) and Tony Pollard (Dallas Cowboys) — failed to receive long-term, second NFL contracts from their respective teams ahead of the deadline to receive such deals. 

That means all three are set to play the upcoming 2023 season on a $10.1 million, fully-guaranteed one-year deal without the long-term security of multi-year pact. That’s a prospect that has Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft who ended up about $2 million apart in negotiations with the G-Men, considering the nuclear option: sitting out and not playing in 2023.

“My leverage is I could say, ‘f— you’ to the Giants, I could say, ‘f— you to my teammates,'” Barkley said Monday after the deadline to sign a new contract on an episode of “The Money Matters” podcast on YouTube. “And be like, ‘You want me to show you my worth? You want me to show you how valuable I am to the team? I won’t show up. I won’t play a down.’ And that’s a play I could use.”

Barkley has…


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