Giants Saquon Barkley Jan 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) looks on in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFC divisional round game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants shocked many by both making the postseason and winning a playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. Their surprising postseason run came to an end on Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles, which creates some questions about the future of star running back Saquon Barkley in New York.

Barkley is set to become a free agent this offseason, and will likely command a pretty payday from whoever acquires his services next season.

He discussed his upcoming contract situation following the loss on Saturday and made it clear that he ideally would love to return to play for the Giants next season.

“I wanted to show them the guy they drafted is still here,” Barkley said via Mike Garafalo on Twitter. “I hope I did that. Everyone knows I would love to be a Giant for life, but I really can’t give 100% answers. Sometime this week, I’ll have a conversation with my agent Kim and see what’s up. I can’t envision that being my last time in a Giants uniform.”

Barkley has dealt with some significant injuries in recent years but did a great job in proving that he is still an elite-level running back, running for a career-high 1312 rushing yards along with ten touchdowns this year.

He also did an impressive job on Saturday given his limited opportunities, rushing for 61 yards on just nine attempts against the Eagles.

Giants fans will certainly be happy to hear these comments from Saquon Barkley, but there is very clearly much more work to be done from New York’s front office if they want to get a deal done this offseason.

[Mike Garafalo on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.