The as soon as promising profession of New York Giants operating again Saquon Barkley has hit a wall in latest seasons. A excessive ankle sprain severely restricted him in 2019 and a torn ACL ended his 2020 season after simply two weeks.
Nonetheless, most look again on Barkley’s rookie marketing campaign of 2018 and surprise what may very well be ought to he return to full well being. There’s no denying his explosive and game-changing expertise, which has been on full show courting again to his time at Penn State. So…what if?
CBS Sports activities lately contemplated that exact same query and determined that regardless of the accidents and inconsistency in latest seasons, the 24-year-old Barkley remains to be gifted sufficient to make their “Top 25 Under 25” record.
14. Giants RB Saquon Barkley (24)
Why isn’t he larger? Nicely, it’s not straightforward championing a man who averaged 1.8 yards per carry in two video games earlier than blowing out his knee in 2020, to not point out at a place extra depending on different elements. Why isn’t he decrease? Whatever the place, Barkley stays a really freakish athlete. Totally wholesome, he’s a twin menace who can change a complete recreation together with his velocity and energy.
Barkley will flip 25 in February, so this might be his closing look on any “Prime 25 Beneath 25” record. It might even be his closing hurrah with the Giants until he’s in a position to keep on the sphere and produce, which head coach Joe Choose absolutely anticipates.
“I’ll inform you what — I couldn’t be extra happy with how he works each day,” Choose mentioned throughout an look on WFAN’s Carton & Roberts. “I’m not a physician. I’ll belief our coaching employees and the medical professionals to inform us when he’s able to go. I simply know he involves work and does every thing he’s requested to do. He’s getting higher day-to-day.”
Moreover Barkley, no different Giants participant made CBS Sports activities’ record. Nonetheless, vast receiver Darius Slayton (24) did earn a “simply missed” designation.