Saquon Barkley has not been the same since he tore his ACL last season. He doesn’t have that extra step and extra juice anymore. Barkley was the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Penn State and it appears as if he is playing himself out of the league.
Saquon Barkley is scared to take hits and isn’t a very good pass blocker. This was a major whiff by general manager Dave Gettleman and so much for the gold jacket comment. Barkley luckily is going to make enough money through endorsements and probably will not be with the New York Giants next year also.
Don’t give me this nonsense that he can’t run behind this offensive line also. Backup running back Devontae Booker can make cuts easily behind this horrendous offensive line.
Saquon Barkley rushed for 64 yards on 14 carries and he also caught three passes for 31 yards receiving and a touchdown, in a 37-21 loss for the New York Giants (4-9) on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers (8-5). A lot of these stats came in garbage time for the New York Giants. New York can do better than Saquon Barkley at running back. If they can trade him away for a late-round draft pick, it would be a major win.
Running backs should never be taken that high in the NFL Draft again. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL), Todd Gurley, and Christian McCaffrey (CAR) were once great running backs and now they are either hurt or out of the league.
A lot of New York Giants fans are over having Saquon Barkley on this football team and they want to make wholesale changes at these positions next season and beyond. He has only rushed for 379 yards on 100 carries and two touchdowns. Saquon Barkley also has caught 33 passes for 224 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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