April 18, 2024

If New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley can’t reach an agreement to stay with the only NFL team he’s ever played for, he may not have to look far for his next team. According to FOX Sports reporter Ralph Vacchiano, who cited “several NFL sources,” the Eagles’ preference is to bring back D’Andre Swift, who is also set to hit free agency, but they may “take a swing at Saquon Barkley, who could be a huge boost to the Eagles offense as both a running back and receiver.”

Vacchiano is not the only one who has reported this possibility. The Daily News also mentioned Philadelphia as a possible destination for Barkley, along with the Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, and Houston Texans.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter also chimed in on Barkley’s probable landing locations, claiming that the running back might join the Eagles or the Dallas Cowboys, whose own Tony Pollard is set to hit free agency.

“How would Saquon look in Dallas?” How might Saquon appear in Philadelphia? “How would Saquon look somewhere in the NFC East other than the New York Giants?” Schedter inquired. “I can see an NFC East team looking at it to see if they can get something going with Saquon. That would be something interesting to keep an eye on in free agency next week.”

 

Eagles News: Philadelphia among “primary potential suitors” for Saquon  Barkley - Bleeding Green Nation

 

Running backs for the Eagles and Cowboys are poised to become free agents this summer. After playing against Barkley over the last six seasons, it would make a lot of sense for both teams to pursue him, if for no other reason than to up the price of the back and make it more difficult for the Giants to retain him.

With this in mind, the Giants should do everything it takes to maintain their star running back. Losing him in free agency would be one thing, but having to face him twice a year would be less than ideal for a Giants club that has struggled to stop the run in previous seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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