The New York Giants are a one-trick pony on offense. Their entire attack relies on second-year running back Saquon Barkley, and everyone knows it. That’s why head coach Pat Shurmur has decided to sit Saquon during all four preseason games.

It seems like a good idea, as Barkley is set to touch the ball over 400 times this year. While limiting the workload is smart, there are always some concerns about being ready for the season when a player misses all four preseason games. Barkley assured fans that they had nothing to worry about, according to Giants Wire.

“We have a really great defense that gives me a really good look. Do I think I need it? I think it depends on the player. Every year is different. Am I ready if I have to? Yes, my mindset every week is to prepare to get ready to go out there and compete at a high level for my team, no matter if it’s one snap, two series, one quarter or if I don’t play. If I don’t play, I stay locked in and try to be the leader that I can to keep the energy and the vibes good on the sideline.”

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In all likelihood, Barkley is right. The preseason has long been looked at as useless for established players. Most successful veterans either play one drive, or don’t play at all, so Barkley sitting isn’t much of a surprise.

Hopefully, this helps him get ready to totally carry the Giants offense in the regular season.