2. 1,250 yards from scrimmage
Barkley has gained over 1,000 yards from scrimmage twice in his career. This happened in his first two seasons in the NFL. Two injury-riddled campaigns later have seen Barkley account for less than 1,000 total combined 2020-2021.
However, things may look different in 2022. The arrival of players such as Evan Neal, Jon Feliciano and Mark Glowinski will lead to this offensive line looking vastly different this season. While many of Barkley’s issues producing with the ball have been faulted on the guys in the trenches, a new line will allow for Barkley to once again showcase his abilities.
In recent years, Barkley has been stopped from making a play before he even gets an opportunity. Opposing defenders have him dropped in the backfield before anything is formed. A majority of his yards are coming off of explosive plays that are only possible because of him.
Given that these problems hopefully won’t exist this season, Barkley will finally be able to work. There is also a chance that he will be more utilized in the passing game. His rookie season saw him haul in 91 receptions for 721 yards. Since that season, he hasn’t been used as heavily in the passing game. If he can be utilized heavily in both areas of the game, his yards from scrimmage could skyrocket.