Giants running back Saquon Barkley‘s rebound season came crashing to an end in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Barkley and the Giants got thumped 38-7 by the Eagles to end a year that saw the Giants outperform expectations and saw Barkley recover the form that he flashed early in his career. Injuries limited Barkley for the last two seasons, but he posted 295 carries for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground to help pace the offense in 2022.
Barkley added two more touchdowns in a playoff win over the Vikings before running nine times for 61 yards in Philly. The game was the final one covered by Barkley’s rookie contract and he said after the game that he hoped he showed the team “the guy they drafted is still here” and that he’s hopeful things work out in a way that allows him to stay with the team.
“I can’t envision that being my last time in a Giants uniform,” Barkley said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.