Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr. plan to ‘link up’ in offseason
Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. are both going to be spending time this offseason recovering from torn ACL’s that they suffered in 2020. Despite no longer being teammates on the New York Giants, Barkley and Beckham plan on getting together to rehab their knee injuries in the offseason.
“Only thing I do know that I have planned for sure, I’m definitely going to link up with [Odell],” Barkley said, via NFL Network’s Kevin Patra.
Back in Week 2 of the regular season against the Chicago Bears, Barkley tore his ACL while running down the sideline for the Giants. The former Offensive Rookie of the Year would miss the rest of the season for New York, but he’s focused on coming back stronger in 2021.
On the other hand, Beckham suffered a torn ACL with the Cleveland Browns after attempting to make a tackle after an interception thrown by Baker Mayfield against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7. Similar to Barkley, Beckham would be sidelined for the rest of the season despite the Browns making it to the Divisional Round of the playoffs for the first time since the 1994 season.
Even though Barkley and Beckham aren’t on the same team anymore, they spent one season together on the Giants back in 2018. In that one season, Barkley and Beckham formed a strong relationship on and off of the field in New York.
Seeing that they both are rehabbing similar injuries, Barkley and Beckham plan on working out together in the offseason in hopes to help each other have massive returns next season.