Saquon Barkley revealed his doubts about his future in a New York Giants uniform.
The two-time Pro Bowl running back, 26, made the comments with one week left in the regular season remaining in the NFL season.
The Giants have lost three straight games and have a disappointing 5-11 record for the season.
New York will face the Philadelphia Eagles at home in the Week 18 season finale.
Barkley, who became a free agent after the season, did not pour cold water on the fact that Sunday could be his last home game.
“[Does] A new beginning comes to mind? “I think anyone, when you look at how the season has gone, I feel like everyone wants a fresh start somewhere else, just a clean slate,” Barkley told reporters on Wednesday, via the New York Post.
“But that's the way I look at it.
“If I hit the open market, this is God’s plan to go to another team and continue to build a legacy for myself.”
The Giants made the playoffs with a 9-7-1 record last season as Barkley made the Pro Bowl and ran for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns.
However, New York placed the franchise tag with the 2018 No. 2 overall pick.
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The Giants ended up giving a four-year, $160 million contract to Daniel Jones, who tore his ACL in Week 8.
New York has not shown interest in giving Barkley an extension since the first week of the season.
While echoing his previous intentions of wanting to be a “giant for life”, Barkley told reporters that his future was “out of my control” and that “it's up to Joe”. [Schoen, the GM] And these guys.”
Barkley needs 84 yards to reach 1,000 yards for the season, a feat he has accomplished three times.
The Giants have a chance to place the franchise tag on Barkley for 2024.
He will carry a salary of $12.1 million, with his tenure running from February 20 to March 5.