June 15, 2024

They may be able to sign a running back they are quite familiar with to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants is one player who could be available in free agency. Barkley was franchise-tagged for the 2023 season and is eligible to become a free agent. Although it is a possibility, the Giants might also allow him to become a free agent.

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The Eagles have +700 odds to sign Barkley, which is the fourth-best betting odds of any team, according to Adam Thompson of Bookies.com. In addition, Thompson lists the Dallas Cowboys, who are not considered the favorites to sign Barkley, as a potential destination for the Giants’ running back.

According to Thompson, “the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are both looking for a new running back, and each has changes to make after disastrous ends to their seasons.” “The Cowboys have a history of making things work even when they don’t seem like they should, but the Eagles are in a considerably better cap situation. Jerry Jones, in desperation, finds a way.

The Eagles may be searching for a new running back when the 2024 offseason gets underway. Kenneth Gainwell is the only running back with a contract until the 2024 season; the team’s two running backs, Boston Scott and Rashaad Penny, as well as starter D’Andre Swift, will be free agents.

Without a doubt, one of the best running backs in the NFL is Barkley. In2022, the 26-year-old had a career-high 1,312 yards on 4.4 yards per run and 10 touchdowns, good for his second Pro Bowl season. His outstanding performance last season was perhaps the main factor in New York’s unexpected playoff berth and game win.

However, Barkley’s performance worsened as a result of Tyrod Taylor and Tommy DeVito starting games in New York during the 2023 season due to Daniel Jones’ declining play and his season-ending injury. With 3.9 yards per run, the sixth-year back only managed 962 yards of rushes.

Even if his numbers have drastically decreased, the advanced analytics show a different image. Pro Football Focus reports that Barkley had an above average offensive grade of 70.2 despite his play not being as good as it was in 2022.

Barkley’s market worth is $6.6 million a season for three seasons, or just under $20 million, according to Spotrac. In comparison to the $10.1 million he received in 2023 while wearing the franchise tag, it would place him as the 11th-highest paid running back in the NFL.

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