Despite the season crumbling for the NY Giants, guys on this team are still doing whatever they can to try and make plays on Sundays. The G-Men are 2-8, which is something no one expected after Big Blue went 9-7-1 in 2022.
The veteran leaders are doing their best to try and keep the spirit in the locker room high, with star running back Saquon Barkley among those who has stepped up. Yes, Barkley hasn't been his best this year, but that can be said for everyone else on the roster. Despite the tough times, wideout Sterling Shepard said Barkley continues to act like a true pro.
Saquon Barkley is doing his part to keep the morale high for the NY Giants
While speaking on the Talkin' Ball Podcast with Giants insider Pat Leonard, Shepard indeed made it clear that he's been impressed with the way Barkley has been able to handle things. No. 26 is one of the best running backs in the game - with that comes extra pressure. Despite the nightmare campaign, Barkley has been able to make a difference for the squad.
Barkley and Shepard are quite close, so it's not a surprise at all to see Shep speak so highly of him. At the end of the day, Barkley is NY's best offensive playmaker and he's not ready to give up on the season. While Giants fans are all about tanking and trying to land the No. 1 overall pick, Saquon and Shep are still fighting their tails off to win games.
That's not going to change with seven games left on the schedule. On the season, Barkley has rushed for 568 yards and one touchdown. We're sorry if you drafted Saquon in your Fantasy Football draft, as he's been a letdown for you. However, even with the going getting tough, Barkley has kept his head up and fought through the pain (ankle sprain) to represent the jersey he puts over his back. You've got to respect him for that.