4 Most Likely Saquon Barkley Free Agent Destinations

After six seasons, the Saquon Barkley era for the New York Giants could be coming to an end. With the veteran RB slated to become a free agent, here are his four most likely destinations.

What jersey will Saquon Barkley be wearing when he suits up in Week 1 of the 2024 NFL season?
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2. Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are one of the more intriguing destinations for Barkley.

At first glance, it doesn't look like the Bears need him. They averaged the second-most rushing yards per game and sixth-most yards per attempt this season. Having said that, adding Barkley would take a lot off of QB Justin Fields' plate.

After all, Fields led the Bears with 657 rushing yards, which accounted for 27.4% of the team's output. While there's no denying the signal-caller's effectiveness on the ground, it'd be in Chicago's best interest to beef up to backfield to help prolong Fields' physical peak.

Besides, the three-headed monster of Khalil Herbert, D'Onta Foreman, and Roschon Johnson didn't exactly thrive this season. While each of the trio shined now and then, they turned a combined 322 carries into 1,388 rushing yards and eight TDs. For reference, Barkley nearly outperformed that stat line on his own in 2022 (295-1,312-10).

With Foreman hitting free agency this offseason and Herbert becoming a free agent in 2025, there's a Barkley-sized hole in the Bears' backfield that's waiting to be filled.