The NFL offseason is officially here, meaning that New York Giants could be experiencing Saquon Barkley's last days with the franchise. The six-year veteran running back is set to hit free agency in March and has made it abundantly clear that he'd prefer to avoid another franchise tag from the Giants.
If it is the end of an era, Barkley's time in New York was mixed, to say the least. Although he dazzled at times and even racked up 7,311 scrimmage yards with 47 TDs over 74 games, the heights he reached could've been much higher had he not missed a total of 25 games due to various injuries.
As one of the biggest names in this year's class of free agents, NFL enthusiasts are wondering what's next for the 26-year-old RB. In the meantime, here are his four most likely destinations this offseason.
Giants Rumors: Most Likely Saquon Barkley Free Agent Destinations
1. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the richest franchises in the NFL and aren't afraid to chase big-name free agents.
Jerry Jones could look to shake up the backfield following underwhelming results in the regular season. While the Cowboys didn't have the worst run game in the league, the 112.9 rushing yards they averaged per game (14th) was quite the drop from 131.7 in 2022 (9th), making it clear that Tony Pollard might not be RB1 material.
Adding Barkley to Dallas' elite offense would be one way to get the backfield back on track. After all, it was only in 2022 that he rushed for over 1,300 yards and could return to that form behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL today.
While it would hurt Giants fans to see Barkley signing a lucrative deal with their NFC East rivals, don't be surprised if it happens.