9 way too early NY Giants bold predictions for the 2023 season

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4. Saquon Barkley tops 2,000 total yards

The Saquon Barkley of old returned last season and he was incredible to watch. Barkley returned to the Pro Bowl for the first time since his rookie campaign, as he silenced all of his haters out there. Barkley set the tone early on, helping the Giants take down the Tennessee Titans in the exciting Week 1 upset.

Barkley's two-point conversion to win it was only the start for him. No. 26 closed out the regular season with a career-high 1,312 rushing yards, plus 10 touchdowns. Through the air, Barkley caught 57 receptions for 338 yards. Daboll and Kafka worked wonders for Jones, but they also made an incredible difference for Barkley.

After not getting the money he wanted from the Giants for a long-term deal, Barkley is set to play on the non-exclusive franchise tag in 2023. This comes with a $10.1 million salary. He's going to be even more motivated to prove to the NY front office, and the rest of the league for that matter, that he's one of the best RBs in the game. We think he'll flirt with 1,500 rushing yards and add around 500 receiving yards to give him 2,000 total.