The New York Giants officially introduced former Bills executive Joe Schoen as the organization’s new general manager in January and he is already fielding questions about the future of Saquon Barkley.
The Giants starting running back, who was drafted in the first-round in 2018, has battled injuries throughout the last two seasons that have dramatically cut into his playing time.
As for what it would take for Joe Schoen and the Giants to let go of Barkley, Boardroom’s Jordan Schultz says it’ll take at least a first-round pick.
“Spoke with two teams, both of whom told me the Giants’ potential asking price for Saquon Barkley was very significant,” Schultz tweeted. “One assistant GM also said: ‘I don’t get the sense they actually want to trade him. To me, this is just postering, but Joe [Schoen] would want a 1.’”
In 13 games this past season, Barkley rushed 162 times for 593 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 41 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
The numbers are not bad, but they are a far cry from when Barkley racked up over 1,400 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two seasons with the Giants.
Barkley is set to earn a salary of just over $7.2 million during the next campaign.