NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates after his team's 21-20 victory against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Good morning, Sports fans! Davey Mac back with another Sports Report for ya and we’ve got an action-packed edition for ya complete with scores and news! But first! We’ve got a breaking story out of the NFL!
According to Ian Rapport of the NFL Network, the New York Giants and superstar running back Saquon Barkley have agreed to terms on a new one-year deal worth up to $11 million.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants looks on during the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on September 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Saquon will get a $2 million signing bonus and now will be in camp. This is huge for the Giants. Saquon was fourth in the NFL with 1,312 rushing yards this past season…while running for 10 touchdowns…and he was also tied for the team lead with 57 receptions! Amazing!
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 18: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants runs the ball to score a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
This is a good job by the Giants general manager Joe Schoen. Schoen now was able to re-sign the team’s free agent quarterback and superstar running back in the same offseason so that the team will be at full strength for 2023-24. Well done.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAR 01: Joe Schoen, general manager of the New York Giants speaks to reporters during the NFL Draft Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on March 1, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
And you know Giants head coach Brian Daboll is smiling somewhere. Daboll loves utilizing Saquon as a dual-threat…giving him a chance with the ball in the ground and in the air…which is why Saquon is the most dangerous offensive player on the team.
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – AUGUST 11: Head coach Brian Daboll of the New York Giants looks on during warm ups ahead of the the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
And let’s not forget about how happy Giants QB Daniel Jones must be right now. Jones is far more productive with Saquon in the G-Men backfield. Without Saquon, Jones and the Giants offense has struggled.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown with Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants in the first half of the game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
So congrats, Saquon…and Giants fans for that matter! Number 26 is back! I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 25: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)