4 ambitious goals for NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 03: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants runs the ball for a touchdown in the game against the New Orleans Saints in overtime at Caesars Superdome on October 03, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

3. 10+ touchdowns

At one point in his career, Barkley was a touchdown machine. Over his first two seasons, he reached the end zone 23 times. Over his past 15 games, he has scored just four times, with two coming through the air and two coming on the ground.

With offensive weapons such as Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson surrounding Barkley, defenses will have to key in on each dynamic playmaker. While Golladay had a down season last year, so did every player on the Giants. His previous work done with the Detroit Lions showcases how productive he can be. Toney has electric abilities too, and he’s ready to put the drama of the offseason behind him.

Robinson could be more of a wild card. The Giants’ second-round pick was explosive in college and could very well be the same way in the NFL. Both head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka have done well with utilizing running backs in the past. During his time with the Buffalo Bills, Daboll had a strong backfield in Zack Moss and Devin Singletary. Kafka had the same sort of setup with the Kansas City Chiefs with a backfield of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams.

The Bills and Chiefs’ offenses were both two of the most explosive ones in the entire NFL while being built around an elite passing game. Yet the running backs still got their touches and excelled. With a running back like Barkley in the backfield, they could find ways to open up their playbooks, even more, allowing for him to find the end zone regularly.