What does NY Giants running back Saquon Barkley have to do to get some respect from the national media? During the regular season, No. 26 had a year to remember, reminding everyone of how dangerous he can be with the ball in his hands. Heading back to the Pro Bowl for the first time since his rookie season, Barkley was a monster each Sunday.
However, it looks like Barkley’s fantastic play during the regular season and the NFC Wild Card Round wasn’t enough for ESPN to consider him among the top 100 players in the game?
The Worldwide Leader in Sports dropped its NFL Top 100 Most Valuable Players list for the 2022 campaign and Barkley was nowhere to be seen. Get the (expletive) out of town with this.
ESPN owes Giants RB Saquon Barkley an apology for its absurd mistake
So, per ESPN, Barkley isn’t among the top 100 for this list? Disgusting. To not even mention him in this piece is nothing short of a disgrace. There were three Giants stars who made the cut, with offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (No. 27) defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (No. 31) and quarterback Daniel Jones (No. 48) featured.
Those three belonged, no doubt about that, but it’s ridiculous to us that Barkley is missing. Without Barkley, there’s no way the Giants win nine games during the regular season – there’s no way they would have made the playoffs without the speedster out on the field.
Leading up to the postseason matchup with the Vikings, Barkley had 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns to his name, while also adding 57 receptions for 338 yards.
Then in the Wild Card win at U.S. Bank Stadium, Barkley rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, he caught five balls for 56 yards. Jones has been sensational this year, and he has 100 percent earned a big-time contract from general manager Joe Schoen.
Brian Daboll has loved the play of Danny Dimes. With that said, Barkley has also earned a major payday too and he’s been so much fun to watch now that he’s back to full health and playing at such a high level. It’s a shame ESPN can’t see that.