If only he did not suffer that ACL tear, he might have had a stellar career.
Instead, he is still recovering from that injury but had a consolation bounce-back season.
After playing just two games in 2020, Barkley had 593 yards and two touchdowns last season.
It’s a good start for his road to recovery, but those numbers are nowhere near his rookie year wherein he had 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Therefore, he has a long way to go to regain the form that enabled him to dominate the league.
That’s why he is putting in the work to become a star for the Giants again.
Saquon putting in that work 👀💪
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 26, 2022
Head coach Brian Daboll will find ways to get him involved on offense.
Giants fans have suffered long enough and they are hoping that the team can turn things around.
For their transformation to happen, Barkley must regain his spot as one of the NFL’s best running backs.
Barkley Needs Help From The Offensive Line
The former Penn State standout can’t do it alone and he needs his offensive line to create holes for him.
A running back can only do so much if the gaps are not there.
Unfortunately, the Giants’ line needs work.
They have failed to protect quarterback Daniel Jones and couldn’t generate enough offense from the ground.
That’s why the Giants finished 24th in rushing yards last season with 99.3 per game.
While Barkley can do his part and work on his strength, dominating the trenches will make his job easier.