Giants RB Saquon Barkley shares Tom Brady’s challenge that had him ‘ready to run through a brick wall’
Saquon Barkley is one of the few things that made the New York Giants worth watching. His speed has wowed fans all over the league. Defenses know better than to give him space after only a year as a pro.
Any football fan would think that Barkley would feel like he’s an important player in the NFL now after such an impressive rookie performance. However, his meeting with Tom Brady at the Met Gala reveals that he is still warming up to the idea of being an NFL player.
Brady apparently gave choice words that motivated the Giants’ star running back. As reported by NJ.com’s Ryan Dunleavy:
“It’s great to do it for one season, but can you do it for five? Can you do it for 10?” Barkley remembers Brady saying to him. “I’m standing there at the Met Gala ready to run through a brick wall.”
Hardly anyone will not feel inspired by a challenge from such an iconic player. After all, Brady just won his record sixth Super Bowl title with the New England Patriots. And with almost two decades of football excellence, you know that Brady’s words are coming from a place of experience.
Barkley was the only active NFL player when the league launched its 100th season with a gala. It featured Hall Of Famers such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Michael Irwin, and Kurt Warner.
Barkley has had an electrifying start to his NFL career. He covered 1,307 rushing yards on 261 carries. He also had great hands as he got 721 passing yards with 91 receptions.
Giants fans should thank one of the greatest players of all time for giving their star running back more motivation to become great moving forward.