Saquon Barkley Signs First NFL Contract
New York Giants tailback and former Penn State star Saquon Barkley signed his first NFL contract on Sunday afternoon.
According to Ian Rapoport, Barkley signed a four-year contract that is worth a fully guaranteed $31.2 million. Just over $20 million of the contract comes as a signing bonus, and he’ll receive $15 million of that immediately. He will get the rest of his massive signing bonus by October.
Barkley’s contract is the most lucrative one signed by a member of the 2018 NFL Draft class so far. His $20.76 million signing bonus is the most for a rookie in “several years”, according to Rapaport.
Today is certainly an exciting day for Barkley, who reported to his first NFL training camp along with the rest of the Giants’ rookies. Nine of the Giants’ practices throughout training camp are public; free tickets are available on the team’s official website.
Barkley will likely see his first game action as an NFL player against the Cleveland Browns on August 9. The two teams will meet for a 7 p.m. kickoff at MetLife Stadium to open the 2018 preseason.
Your ad blocker is on.
Please choose an option below.
Purchase a Subscription!
About the Author
Penn State’s international students may be in a tough spot this fall under new guidelines issued by the United States government. Monday afternoon, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued new regulations for international students studying in the country this fall. Most notably, those attending universities offering online-only courses — and students who are exclusively […]
With barely six weeks until the first ball is kicked for the 2020 campaign, let’s see how the Nittany Lions might line up.
Send this to a friend