- The Giants are going to give the ball to Saquon Barkley a lot this fall.
- If he can stay healthy, he has a real opportunity to prove himself as one of the best backs in the league.
- As he looks ahead to the fall, he is looking absolutely jacked.
Saquon Barkley’s first four years with the Giants has been very up and down. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was named Offensive Rookie of the Year, averages more than four yards per carry and shows flashes of a Hall of Fame career.
But he hasn’t been able to stay healthy.
While bursting onto the scene with 1,307 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in his first season, Barkley also set a record for most receptions by a rookie running back in a single season with 91. He was New York’s entire offense.
After a successful rookie year, Barkley missed four weeks in year two with a high ankle sprain but still crossed the 1,000-yard mark on the season. 2020 did not go as well. The former Penn State star tore his ACL in Week 2, and missed the rest of the season.
Come 2021, Barkley was fully recovered from his ACL tear and was eager to rewrite the injury-prone narrative. That did not happen, as he was hampered by another ankle injury last season, missed four games and did not even eclipse the 600-yard mark.
Now, entering his fifth year in the league, Barkley wants to return to form. He had an entire offseason to get back to full health and he’s in ridiculous shape.
Saquon Barkley posted a photo of his offseason workout as the Giants break after minicamp and he looks like an absolute unit.
As the Giants begin a new era with head coach Brian Daboll, Barkley is going to be a large part of the offense. He has a new role with the team and it has the NFL on notice. As does his muscular physique. Barkley looks impossible to bring down.