Saquon Barkley was named a finalist for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award Wednesday, joining 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and Seattle quarterback Geno Smith.

This is a very appropriate distinction for what has been one of his best seasons in the NFL. Barkley’s talent has never been in question, but he has struggled to remain healthy for New York since being drafted in 2018 with the 2nd overall pick.

Barkley had his best rushing season since being drafted this past year after tearing his ACL in 2020 and injuring his ankle in 2021. He rushed for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns, helping lead the Giants to the playoffs in the process.

The honor will be awarded on Feb. 9. Should Barkley win the award?