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The New York Giants have officially agreed to terms with first-round pick Saquon Barkley.
He will receive a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $31.2 million. The contract comes with a $20.8 million signing bonus that will pay him $15 million immediately upon signing.
The running back from Penn State has won back-to-back Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year awards (2016 and 2017). He finished his college career with 5,038 yards from scrimmage and 51 touchdowns.
Barkley averaged 5.1 yards per rush and 11.7 yards per reception in his three years playing for the Nittany Lions.
The Giants took Barkley after finishing the 2017 season ranked 26th in rushing yards. For the past five seasons, the Giants best finish in rushing yards was 18th (2015).
The team finished 31st overall in points scored which led them in taking a playmaker of Barkley’s skill-set to help Eli Manning and the Giant’s offense.
The signing will make Barkley one of the highest paid running backs in the NFL. Giants training camp begins on July 26 at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J.