Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. says Saquon Barkley’s nickname ‘is sticking forever’
In his first few months with the New York Giants, rookie running back Saquon Barkley has made a strong immediate impression on the franchise with his play on the practice field in the various offseason workouts.
However, what has stood out has been the unique physical ability that has helped make him a special talent. What has also been quite noticeable have been the size of his quadriceps that has continued to see teammate star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to push the usage of a one-of-a-kind nickname that involves that part of the 21-year-old’s body.
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) May 31, 2018
It is something that has continued to make waves across social media with even his alma mater using that nickname to describe him with Beckham Jr. being at the forefront of that effort. Barkley may not have a strong personal liking to it, but it’s something that may stick to him if he excels right out of the gate to his NFL career as the primary fixture in the backfield for the Giants next season.
New York is expected to give him a significant workload in his first campaign where he could have many highlight reel type plays that could go viral via social media with “SaQUAD” Barkley being a highly used hashtag in those posts. It is now something that is out of his control that will could draw plenty of attention if he grows into one of the rising stars in the league at his position.
Ultimately, this is a nickname that has legs that will only grow more popular the better he plays on the field. With Beckham Jr. being one of those pumping it there no way that it won’t be stuck to him at least through his rookie campaign.