The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed RB Saquon Barkley on injured reserve after he suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s game.
It’s worth mentioning that the Giants are hosting free agent RB Devonta Freeman for a visit, so he could be a potential addition to watch for New York.
Barkley will be an interesting player to watch in the next year or so, considering that he’ll be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2021. The expectation has been that Barkley will target a similar contract to the $16 million per year the Panthers are paying Christian McCaffrey.
Barkley, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2018. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $31,321,752 rookie contract that included a $20,859,456 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up in 2021.
In 2020, Barkley appeared in two games for the Giants and rushed for 34 yards on 19 carries (1.8 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 60 yards receiving and no touchdowns.