Saquon Barkley would vote for himself as NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year
Saquon Barkley is overflowing with confidence. And after his rookie season with the New York Giants, why shouldn’t he have a little swagger?
Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, becoming the first rookie in Giants history to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark. He was a Pro Bowl selection and named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team.
Now, after an excellent rookie season, Barkley is in the running for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. And if the running back had a vote, he’d cast it for himself. He explained why during an interview on ESPN’s Get Up!
“Me, personally, I feel like if you asked my peers that played against me or coaches who had to play against me, scheme against me who is the Rookie of the Year, I think they would say me,” Barkley said.
Barkley rushed for over 100 yards in seven games this season, and had multiple rushes over 50 yards. He also proved to be a dynamic receiver for the Giants, totaling 721 yards and four touchdowns on 91 receptions.
While the Giants didn’t have the most successful year, finishing 5-11, Barkley was still an exciting playmaker and is strong evidence that better days are ahead in New York.
Below is the interview with Barkley from Get Up!
Who is @saquon taking for Offensive Rookie of the Year?
Himself, of course 💪 pic.twitter.com/OHUWy8jzMs
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) January 30, 2019