NFL:Darius Slayton Slams Tweet Asking Why Giants Should Give Saquon Barkley Big Contract

Time is running out for Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants to reach an agreement on a long-term contract extension.

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Barkley and the Giants have until Monday’s deadline to come to terms on an extension. If they can’t come to an agreement, he’ll have to play the 2023 season on the $10.1 million franchise tag. He could also sit out the entire year.

You can count Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton among those who believes Barkley, the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year, is deserving of a significant extension.

In response to a tweet questioning why the Giants should give Barkley a “boatload” of money this summer, Slayton responded:

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday on NFL Total Access that Barkley “is not looking for a market-setting deal.” Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post added on Thursday that New York’s best offer to Barkley thus far included $19.5M guaranteed.


while the debate over Barkley’s contract will likely continue, Slayton’s defense of his teammate provides a valuable perspective. It reminds us that the value of a player is not solely determined by their statistical output or their injury history, but also by their impact on team dynamics, morale, and strategy. As the Giants move forward, these factors will undoubtedly play a crucial role in their decision-making process.

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