Saquon Barkley regret joining Eagles according to reporters

Saquon Barkley seems ecstatic to be joining the Eagles after joining the Giants.

Reversing course On Wednesday, Saquon Barkley discussed his much-publicized offseason switch from the New York Giants to the Philadelphia Eagles with media.

Regarding any discomfort associated with the move, Barkley remarked, “It’s definitely faded,” as reported by Chris Franklin of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. “I don’t believe that feeling strange came from playing for the Giants before joining the Eagles. It’s fun, but I just wore one jersey and stayed in one place for six years. I feel like a rookie again as I get to know everyone here, discover the local way of life, and embrace it. It’s a new beginning. This feels like home to me.”

From the fall of 2022 until this past March, Barkley was not able to ink a long-term contract with the Giants, where he was originally selected with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. After this past season, New York appeared uninterested in signing him, securing his rights for the 2023 season with the non-exclusive franchise tag. However, he was eventually signed by Philadelphia on a three-year, $37.75 million contract that may be worth up to $46.75 million, with $26 million completely guaranteed.

Barkley participated in two playoffs games overall and one playoff win with the Giants in January 2023. He currently plays for the Eagles, a team that lost Super Bowl LVII against yet had six postseason appearances in the previous seven seasons.

“I love being here,” Barkley continued. “You come in, and you buy into the culture. …When you have some of your better players working hard and pushing each other, everybody else has no reason but to follow.”

Barkley mentioned that the Philadelphia offense led by star quarterback Jalen Hurts is “not a bad group to be out there with” during practices. According to ESPN stats, the Eagles finished the 2023 regular season ranked eighth in the NFL with 354.4 offensive yards per game and seventh with 25.5 points scored per contest.

“We’re all just coming in, buying in, trying to learn the playbook, learning the system, and getting better each day,” Barkley said about working with new Eagles offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

Without Barkley, the 2023 Eagles went from 10-1 to 11-6 before they fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Philadelphia seemingly hopes that Barkley will help the club avoid such a collapse with his performances on the field and his contributions behind the scenes as a proven leader.

The Eagles were tied for third place among the betting favorites to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIX as of Wednesday afternoon, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, which offered +700 odds.

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