Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants are both hoping for a resurgent season in 2022. After yet another injury setback, the two sides may be hinting at going at things a little bit differently.
According to NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants have been lining up Saquon Barkley in various spots on the field throughout their latest offseason workouts. Barkley himself spoke out about the possibility of taking more of a Deebo Samuel-esque role on the Giants offense to play all over the field.
“I think it’s helpful, not only for myself, but opening up other things for the offense,” Barkley said this week, per Vacchiano. “I haven’t really moved [around] like this since college. I kind of went back and watched a little bit of my college stuff to see stuff that I was able to do there.”
It’s obviously still deep into the offseason and could just be new Giants head coach Brian Daboll experimenting with his new weapons. But Saquon Barkley sure sounds welcome for any potential change.
“I feel like whenever I can get the ball in space, I feel like that’s where I’m at my best,” Barkley said. “I’ve got the confidence now whether it’s in between the tackles, outside tackles, out wide or whatever, especially when you have confidence in your body again. I feel like I’m capable of helping the team. But especially in space.”
There’s little doubt Saquon Barkley is a dynamic talent any NFL offense would covet. Hopefully he can stay healthy this season so that he can remind us all of that fact.