Giants Exercise RB Saquon Barkley’s 5th-Year Option

Giants Exercise RB Saquon Barkley’s 5th-Year Option

Giants Exercise RB Saquon Barkley’s 5th-Year Option | Heavy.com

Giants pick up Saquon Barkley's fifth-year option


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Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants.

In the least surprising news from what has otherwise been a widely uncanny offseason for the New York Giants, the team has decided to pick up Saquon Barkley’s fifth-year option. Big Blue announced the move on Wednesday, essentially ensuring the former No. 2 overall pick will remain in East Rutherford through the 2022 NFL season.

Barkley will count just over $10 million against the cap in 2021. The following season he will see his salary drop, receiving $7.21 million fully guaranteed in 2022 (via Spotrac).

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Barkley on Track for Week 1

The Giants’ decision to exercise Barkley’s option comes just hours after ESPN’s Adam Schefter gave the world a promising update on the running back’s road to recovery. Barkley, who suffered a torn ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Chicago Bears, is “on track” to be ready for the start of 2021 season, per the NFL insider.

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The New York Giants make the final call on Saquon Barkley’s contract.