Colin Cowherd: “Nobody else would have signed Daniel Jones to anything resembling that contract [four years, $160 million]. Saquon Barkley is not the best back but what is Daniel Jones without him? With him he’s mediocre and overpaid. Now it makes Saquon Barkley, a very good back, the running back with the most leverage in the entire NFL because the offensive line is average to below average and the receiving corps is a nothing burger. I like Saquon, I’d love to have him on my team but I would have franchise tagged him. Every GM would have franchise tagged him. But they should have franchise tagged Daniel Jones.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the developing Saquon Barkley contract saga with the Giants, as Barkley has still not signed the franchise tag New York offered him during the offseason.
Barkley has reported already turned down a contract offer that would have netted him $14 million per season and the 26-year-old two-time Pro Bowler hasn’t ruled out sitting out the entire season in pursuit of a bigger deal.
Check out the segment above as Colin says Barkley has the ‘most leverage of any running back in the NFL’, and says the team should have franchise tagged quarterback 'mediocre and overpaid' Daniel Jones instead, and used their immediate resources on signing Barkley.