June 24, 2024

The way the New York Giants handled teammate Saquon Barkley’s contract predicament continues to irk Kayvon Thibodeaux.

To Barkley’s dismay, the Giants applied the franchise tag to him in March of last year. Barkley held out until July. The fact that New York decided to give quarterback Daniel Jones the long-term stability he so much desired—signing the signal-caller to a four-year, $160 million contract in the same offseason—made things even worse for Barkley.

Thibodeaux made it clear that he feels that was a mistake during a Thursday appearance on the

“The tape, if you look at the game, is what I’m upset about. We had at least thirty percent of our explosive plays because of Saquon, according to Thibodeaux. Bringing up the year we prevailed in the playoff match. Saquon should have received payment first, in my opinion, because that would have upheld our shared values as coworkers.

Thibodeaux made the rare confession that he thought one teammate should be paid more than another, and you can bet that he is not the only Giants player who feels that way.

It will be very interesting to see what the Giants do with Barkley, a free agent, this offseason. Thibodeaux and the rest of the team will be watching.

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