New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley isn’t focused on an eventual second contract with Big Blue after Ezekiel Elliot’s extension.
This week, we saw the Dallas Cowboys and their star running back Ezekiel Elliott finalize a new deal. A six-year, $90-million extension that’ll keep Zeke in Dallas through the 2026 season.
It’s a moment that has some New York Giants fans thinking, what will Saquon Barkley‘s next deal consist of? At least five years? Record-breaking money? There’s a lot of questions surrounding it to ponder over.
However, if there’s one person not thinking about that at this moment, it’s the man who’d receive the deal himself. Barkley isn’t focused on that, especially when he’s only heading into his sophomore campaign in the NFL.
Saquon said he was happy for Zeke and his contract, but insisted that he did not think about it through the lens of his own next contract. "That's so far away."
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) September 5, 2019
Needless to say, Barkley knows what’s worth focusing on right now and what isn’t. His mind is locked on their Sunday matchup in Dallas when the Giants take on the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
When the time for that conversation does indeed roll around, Big Blue will need to clear some pieces of the spending pie. If he can build upon his triumphant rookie season, the Giants will need him to undeniably be part of their future.
Last season, Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns. He additionally caught 91 balls for 721 yards and four scores through the air. His 2,028 yards from scrimmage led the NFL.