WATCH: Saquon Barkley jumps from 3-yard-line for TD, sets numerous records
What can Saquon Barkley do?
The better question probably is what can’t Barkley do?
Sure, he can run. Yes, he can catch. OK, he can pass-block, too. What more do you want from him?
How about flying? Can Barkley fly?
The answer is yes. Take a look at him take flight against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 of the NFL — Barkley’s final game of his rookie season:
Saquon Barkley just dunked it from the 3-yard line
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 30, 2018
Barkley went Air Barkley on this one. Sorry, Mike.
But seriously, the athleticism that Barkley possesses is just unreal. We saw it for years at Penn State and Nittany Lion fans will never forget it. Being selected No. 2 overall means that the New York Giants firmly believed that Barkley was a game-changer.
Indeed, he has been. The Giants’ record may not show it, but Barkley has been incredible. He has broken many records this season both in individual games and for season-long statistics.
On Sunday, he broke a couple more records:
Saquon Barkley has the most receptions by a rookie RB in NFL history
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 30, 2018
Barkley ended up passing Reggie Bush in receptions for a season by a rookie RB in his final game and finished with 91.
But, that’s not all.
Barkley also topped the 2,000 total yards mark in a season against the Cowboys thanks to his 142 total yards. He finished with 2,028 — becoming the third rookie in NFL history to pass the 2,000-yard mark.
.@saquon can do it ALL.
He joins Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James as the only rookies in NFL history with 2,000 scrimmage yards in a season. pic.twitter.com/fJ0L1guXZT
— ESPN (@espn) December 30, 2018
Barkley is fantastic. And, we’ve known that for years now.