The New York Giants likely won’t get much value back if they want to trade running back Saquon Barkley, according to a new report.
This is how it looked a few years ago Giants made the perfect draft pick and placed Saquon Barkley in 2nd overall.
Times have changed quickly and after two years of injuries and declining performance, New York is now buying the running back.
The problem? According to league insiders, they won’t get much in return for him.
A trade with Saquon Barkley would earn the Giants a third-round pick
FanSided’s Matt Lombardo spoke to multiple sources and got away with sobering news for the Giants: Barkley is at best worth a third-round pick, if worth a trade at all.
“Honestly, I’m not sure anyone is making a deal for Saquon,” a source said. “You talk about skill, perseverance and talent and unfortunately for Saquon that’s just a guy who can’t stay healthy.”
The insider acknowledged Barkley was a “good kid,” but “I don’t think I would give up $7.2 million[salary]plus a draft pick.”
A recent GM called a fourth-round pick a “fairly reasonable” trade offset.
Meanwhile, a former GM thought differently. They called the running backs’ draft class weak and thought New York might pick Barkley in the second round.
The Giants leadership must decide if parting with Barkley is the best decision for their franchise. Yes, one trade would give them a draft asset and take $7.2 million off their books. At the same time, Barkley rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. Is he worth more to the team as a trader than he would be on the field?
It sounds like New York has to hope that a Super Bowl contender will come to the table with a strong offer.
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