Eagles free agent signing named top 10 move of NFL offseason

Philadelphia bolstered the backfield in a big way with this move.
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The Philadelphia Eagles made a plethora of additions in free agency this year, but there's one that stands out as especially impactful (potentially). The Eagles wanted to give their ground game a boost, so they went out and signed Saquon Barkley to a three-year deal.

Barkley, 27, is a two-time Pro Bowler and one of the more explosive backs in the league (when he's healthy). His addition should make Philadelphia's offense even more difficult to contain, and as a result, his signing was named as one of the 10 best moves of the offseason so far by Bleacher Report.

Barkley will be a starter in Philadelphia from Day 1 (obviously), and he should be able to have a major impact on Philly's offensive attack.

From Bleacher Report:

"Both disappointingly and understandably, the Giants elected to not prioritize keeping Saquon Barkley. What stung more, however, is the running back found an ideal landing spot within the NFC East on the Philadelphia Eagles. Barkley consistently produced behind shaky offensive lines in New York, so his outlook in Philly is enticing."

Sorry, Giants fans

Barkley angered many fans in New York by defecting from the Giants to the Eagles in free agency, but after playing against the Birds twice a year every season as a Giant, Barkley knew that Philly was the right place for him.

"From watching them from afar, you know what this team is all about, what this City is about,"Barkley said shortly after signing with Philadelphia. "They have that mentality. They want to win. . . I know how special this place is and I know how special a player I believe I can be and I'm just happy to be a part of it."

The games between the Eagles and Giants next season were already going to be exciting, but they gained a whole new layer of intrigue as a result of Barkley moving from New York to Philly.