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Star Running Back Saquon Barkley Departs My Giants For Bitter Rival Eagles, And I’m Inconsolably Heartbroken

Star running back Saquon Barkley has officially abandoned the New York Giants and signed a three-year, $37.75 million contract with the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.

The contract is worth up to $46.75 million with incentives, and he has $26 million guaranteed. Officials said Schefter.

The Giants didn't seem to want to spend that much money on their often-injured star, and after using the franchise tag on him last year, they opted to abandon that process again this year and let him hit the open market. did.

Schefter said the contract's maximum value of $46.75 million equates to an average annual value of $15.83 million, making him the second-highest salary for an NFL running back behind Christian McCaffrey's $16 million annually. writing. (Related: Star wideout Michael Pittman's long-term contract saga ends with surprisingly cheap deal)

However, it's possible that the additional $10 million is related to Barkley actually playing a full season, although this is just speculation given that the full details have not yet been revealed. High, and there are only a few times in his career where he actually played a full season. If Barkley only received base salary, his average annual value would drop to a still respectable $12.58 million.

As a Giants fan, I understand that it may not have been financially responsible to give that much money to an aging, injury-prone runner, but I'm sure he'll cross the turnpike and become our arch-nemesis. It was heartbreaking to see him go to his home.

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