— New York Giants (@Giants) July 22, 2018
Saquon Barkley finally got around to signing his rookie deal with Giants this afternoon. Just your typical fully guaranteed 4-year, 31.2 million dollar rookie running back deal. Pretty decent for a guy who’s played exactly zero NFL snaps.
The #Giants have agreed to terms with first-round RB Saquon Barkley on his four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $31.2M, source says. He has a $20.76M signing bonus with $15M paid out immediately — the most in several years. He gets the rest by October. Rookies report today.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2018
The thing about it is, he’s almost definitely worth all of that money. Somehow in NFL era where the leading rusher last year was a rookie third round pick from Toledo and you can basically find quality running backs at any point in the draft, we have a guy who’s totally worth being paid like he’s a 7-year vet with a few Pro Bowls under his belt.
Saquon Barkley has officially signed his rookie deal with the #Giants. He immediately becomes the 4th highest paid RB in the league on a average annual salary basis.
1) LeVeon Bell: $14.5M
2) Devonta Freeman: $8.25M
3) LeSean McCoy: $8M
4) Barkley: $7.8M
5)Jerick McKinnon: $7.5M
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) July 22, 2018
This deal just made him the 4th highest paid running back in the league. I watched what he did to defenses last fall, it was like a cheat code. He’s the definition of a phenom, the hype is worth it and so is the money.
I look forward to watching stuff like this every Sunday
Saquon juggles the 💣 for the touchdown! pic.twitter.com/zGmUohi47u
— CFB Gif'er (@CFBgifer) October 22, 2017
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 25, 2017