Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley, picked No. 2 overall in this year’s NFL Draft, plans to be smart with his money.
According to ESPN.com, Barkley doesn’t plan to make any significant purchases with his NFL salary, as he bought his parents a house with his endorsement money.
In fact, Barkley hasn’t even yet signed his rookie contract with the Giants. But once he does, he will have a plan in place.
“Once I realized when I declared for the NFL draft and kind of realized where I was going to be drafted, that was something I was like, ‘You know what? Kind of want to follow the Marshawn Lynch method. I don’t want to touch that. I want to invest it, put it in the right peoples’ hands and learn as I continue to make investments. And just live off the endorsement deals,'” Barkley said, via espn.com.
While Barkley plans to spend responsibly, taking care of his family was a must.
“I’ve been promising my mom, I think since I could talk, honestly 2 or 3 years old I know it sounds crazy, but I swear I’m not lying to you guys that I’m going to buy [my mom] a house one day,” Barkley said. “My family has been through so much and made so many sacrifices for my brothers and sisters.
“And that’s not it. That’s not the last thing I’m going to be able to do for my family. That’s a great thing.”
Barkley is expected to revitalize New York’s offense this year after injuries to the wide receivers and poor form from Eli Manning led to just three wins last season.