Saquon Barkley is not the biggest question for the Giants
The New York Giants have a lot of questions heading into the upcoming season, that is certainly a given. But what is their biggest question? Their offensive line? Running back Saquon Barkley? Quarterback Daniel Jones?
Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report has posted an article regarding the biggest question facing every team in the NFL heading into the upcoming season. For the Giants he chose Barkley.
This may be a make-or-break season for third-year New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, but that’ll be the case regardless of what he does on the practice field and in preseason action this summer. Instead, the focus in terms of big training camp questions should shift to Jones’ top weapon, running back Saquon Barkley.
The 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year has not been healthy for much of the last two seasons and is still recovering from a torn ACL. Earlier this month he told reporters he’s “doing well,” but it’s unclear when we’ll see him on the field without restrictions.
“You know me. I’m going to take it one day at a time. Just come in with my head down and ready to work,” Barkley said during minicamp. “It’s going to be whenever my body tells me I’m ready or I’m able to show everyone I’m ready again. That’s when I’m going to be able to go out there and hopefully be elite, what I was before but even better.”
If Barkley’s ready in August, Giants fans should feel pretty good about Jones and Co.’s chances of making progress in 2021. But for now, we’re waiting and guessing.
I think Barkley is the least of the Giants worries heading into the season. The most important thing is how Jones plays at quarterback. This team can make the playoffs without Barkley as long as their offensive line plays well and Jones has a breakout season.
NFL teams are successful because of quarterback play not because of running backs. I can’t remember the last team that won the Super Bowl because of their running back taking over and carrying them to a title.
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