Saquon Barkley has to prove he can stay healthy
Former University of Alabama running back and NFL Draft prospect Najee Harris was a guest on Adam Schefter’s podcast and indicated that he feels like Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants is still the best running back in the league, when he is healthy.
So this got me thinking, is Barkley really the best back in the NFL right now?
I honestly don’t think you can say that Barkley is the best back in the league right now due to the fact that he can’t stay healthy. I would take Derrick Henry over him right now, given his durability over the past few years.
We also don’t truly know how good Barkley can be on a consistent basis because he has had a hard time staying healthy for a long period of time.
In order to Barkley to truly become the best back in the NFL, he will need to stay healthy and dominate over at least a three year period the way Henry has.
The good news for Barkley is that it looks like he’s working his tail off after suffering a torn ACL this past season and should be ready for 2021. The Giants also have a big decision to make when it comes to whether they will re-sign him with his rookie contract running out very soon.
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