Former Giants player has a clear message for the team regarding Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants looks on during a game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on September 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The New York Giants have a delicate situation on their hands with Saquon Barkley.

He reportedly offered the Penn State product nearly $14 million before taking that offer off the table and placing him under the franchise tag, infuriating him.

Barkley decided to leave the OTAs and is seriously considering it until he finds a new contract.

Notably, former Giants star Plaxico Brees believes he’s doing the right thing and has every right to be upset, as the franchise tag isn’t a good deal for either player.

Buress cited that Daniel Jones is a good, if not great, quarterback, yet he is making $40 million because of today’s market.

He also said that all teams should do right by their best players, adding that they are not doing that with Saccone.

Barkley was one of the best running backs in the game just a few years back.

He made an immediate impact out of college, and his ability to break tackles and put up numbers has been historically impressive.

However, he hasn’t been quite as healthy lately, and even though he was back on the field last season, there are some legit injury concerns with him.

The Giants insulted him with that offer and then doubled down on taking it back.

But Barkley should also look in the mirror and realize why the team has been reluctant to pay him that much money, given that they stood by him even through all those major and continuing ailments.

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