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New York Giants Place Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag On Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on star running back Saquon Barkley, as announced by the team Tuesday.

The non-exclusive franchise tag places Barkley under a one-year contract for the 2023 season, when he will make $10,091,000, according to Spotrac. Franchise tag amounts are determined either by the average of the previous offseason’s top five tags at the player’s position or a 20% increase on the player’s previous salary, depending on which will generates the larger sum.

Under the non-exclusive tag, other teams are able to negotiate a contract with Barkley. However, the Giants have the right to match any offer, and they would receive two first-round draft picks if Barkley signed elsewhere.

Both Barkley and the Giants can negotiate a long-term contract until July 17 –– something the team announced they were continuing to discuss.

In 2022, the former No. 2 overall pick rushed for a career-high 1,312 yards on 295 carries, as well as ten touchdowns. He also appeared in 16 games, which was the most since his rookie season in 2018.

From 2015-2017, Barkley spent three seasons at Penn State. In that time, he rushed for 3,843 yards (the second-highest mark in program history) and 43 touchdowns on 671 attempts. Barkley also recorded 1,195 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches.

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Nolan Wick

Nolan is a third-year journalism major from Silver Spring, Maryland, which means he's an avid fan of all D.C. sports teams. If Nolan isn't writing about or watching sports, you can probably find him listening to all sorts of music or traveling. To keep up with Nolan, you can follow him on Twitter @nolan_wick or email him at [email protected].

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