1. Being a receiving threat once again
From what the Giants have shown throughout training camp, and into the preseason, it is that Barkley will also be utilized heavily in the passing game. On multiple occasions, he has lined up at the wide receiver position.
Many of the plays out of the backfield have also been designed passing plays where he has been targeted. The Giants have a plan to get the ball into his hands as much as possible. The last time that the team used him heavily in the receiving game was during his rookie year.
During that year, Barkley brought in 91 receptions for 721 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Coincidentally enough, this rookie season was the best year of Barkley’s career up to this point.
He hasn’t come close to the total number of touches he had in that season in the three years since, but that could change in 2022. Placing Barkley back into an offense that will utilize him this way could make him the best player on this offense and arguably one of the top RBs in the game.