For fans who might be worried that a possible holdout by New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley this summer could put a dent in his conditioning. . . Don’t be.
Barkley remains very much hard at work preparing for the season.
Fieldwork w Saquon pic.twitter.com/1keWi9gADM
— Marquis Pickering (@MarquisPick_) July 11, 2023
Barkley is ready to hit the field despite not being permitted in the Giants’ facility, as he does not have a contract. As demonstrated above he is not sitting at home eating junk food waiting for the phone to ring.
He’s busting it and has been all offseason.
That issue could be cleared up soon if Barkley’s reps and the Giants can agree on a new contract by the franchise player deadline, which is Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET.
If no agreement is reached, Barkley will likely be forced to play under the franchise tender price of $10.1 million this season. He could also hold out.
But does he look like a player who plans on sitting out this season?