NY Giants lifeless offense blown out by Eagles 34-10 | Takeaways
Devontae Booker should finish season as NY Giants’ feature back
On his final carry of the first half, Saquon Barkley seemed to limp off the field to the NY Giants’ sideline.
Regardless of the severity of any possible injury, it might be time to shut Barkley down for the rest of this season.
The explosiveness and elusiveness that were previously trademarks of Barkley’s skill-set, have become the exception, rather than the rule, since his return from a high-ankle sprain earlier this season. New York has already picked up Barkley’s fifth-year option, and have committed $7.27 million to the former No. 2 overall pick next season.
Barring a trade, Barkley will be the NY Giants’ feature back, and risking any further injury this season seems self-defeating.
By contrast, Devontae Booker seems best suited to thrive even behind the NY GIants’ patchwork and injury besiged offensive line.
Booker’s one-cut and explosive running style have made him best suited to move the chains for an offense that continues to lack identity.
Against the Eagles, Booker looked like a feature back, finishing with six carries for 27 yards, while averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
For at least the next three weeks, maybe Booker should be the NY Giants’ lead-dog in the backfield.