Daniel Jones had the champion show of his vocation past season, and the New York Giants rewarded him with a long-term declaration extension.
But prima moving backmost Saquon Barkley has yet to travel to an statement with the Giants and has yet to look astatine the team's offseason workouts.
Jones took the signifier tract Wednesday and threw passes to respective receivers, but having Barkley arsenic a limb brings a antithetic constituent to the Giants' offense.
New York Giants moving backmost Saquon Barkley (26) and backmost Daniel Jones (8) during an NFC divisional playoff crippled against the Philadelphia Eagles Jan. 21, 2023, astatine Lincoln Financial Field successful Philadelphia. (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Barkley was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year successful 2018 and is simply a two-time Pro Bowl selection. He led the Giants successful scrimmage yards and touchdowns past season.
He has besides provided immoderate much-needed stableness for his 25-year-old quarterback.
Barkley decided not to motion a franchise tag, meaning helium volition not beryllium penalized if helium is simply a no-show for mandatory minicamp, which begins successful June.
But Jones is hopeful Barkley volition beryllium connected the Giants roster erstwhile the 2023 play kicks off.
"Saquon has been a precise important portion of what we’ve done here, and he’s a tremendous portion of this offense," Jones said. "I anticipation they tin get thing done."
Daniel Jones of the New York Giants runs with the shot against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFC divisional playoff crippled astatine Lincoln Financial Field Jan. 21, 2023, successful Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
The Giants' beforehand bureau added Darren Waller, Parris Campbell and Jalin Hyatt to the roster successful an effort to bolster the team's passing attack.
Barkley was contiguous for throwing sessions organized by his teammates past period successful Arizona.
"We had a bully turnout — conscionable astir everybody made it retired there. We spent immoderate clip connected the tract moving retired and introducing immoderate stuff," Jones said.
"Saquon has been a large teammate to everybody successful the locker room, and I deliberation that says a batch astir him arsenic a guy."
Daniel Jones (8) and Saquon Barkley (26) of the New York Giants successful enactment against the Chicago Bears astatine MetLife Stadium Oct. 2, 2022, successful East Rutherford, N.J. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jones added that the details of the moving back's ongoing declaration talks with the squad are "between him and the team."
Brian Daboll, who is entering his 2nd twelvemonth arsenic the Giants' caput coach, besides said the negotiations were betwixt the enactment and Barkley.
"There’s ever a concern broadside of things successful this league, and those conversations volition stay private," Daboll said, "but … everybody goes done it astatine immoderate point, and you conscionable physique connected relationships."
Chantz Martin is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.